It’s been a terrible few years for Sir Cliff Richard, but the singer faces fresh heartbreak ater it was confirmed his younger sister, Donna, had died.
Sir Cliff was performing at a concert in Denmark over the weekend when he got the news his 73-year-old sister passed away. She had been suffering an illness for some time, according to the Huffington Post.
Cliff performing in Vejle tonight pic.twitter.com/Uvu1naBsyF
— Cliff Richard (@SirCliffNews) August 6, 2016
Donna Goulden was the oldest of Sir Cliff’s three sisters and it’s said that the two were quite close. Donna helped Sir Cliff at the start of his career, transcribing the lyrics of American hit singles so that he and his group The Drifters could play them.
The death of his sister comes at a tough time, with the singer still healing from the investigation into historic sex abuse that he was subject to since 2014.
Although the investigation was dropped and Sir Cliff was not arrested or charged with any wrongdoing, Sir Cliff recently revealed his intention to sue both the South Yorkshire Police and the BBC for the aggravation it caused.