“It’s little wonder it’s hit him so hard. They were soulmates.”
Sir Cliff had famously shared his admiration for Olivia in the past, gushing: “I don’t know anybody who knew her who didn’t actually fall in love with her at some point.”
Later, Olivia became one of his backing singers.
However, she then fell for his The Shadows bandmate, Bruce Welch, and had a relationship with him instead, before eventually calling off their brief engagement.