The one-year-old daughter of The Voice’s Paul Black was killed on Sunday after she was hit by a Range Rover with a faulty hand brake, it has been reported.
Little Pearl Black and dad Paul, 49, were on the way back from a local park in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, when the tragedy occurred.
It is believed the Range Rover was parked on a steep hill and after its handbrake failed it gathered speed before crashing into Pearl and Paul. The singer, who appeared on The Voice in 2014, was left with serious injuries while daughter Pearl, who was about to turn two, was airlifted to hospital. She later died.
Paul and his wife Gemma are said to be ‘devastated’ – she was at home looking after the couple’s eight-month-old baby son when the accident happened.
Gemma was being comforted by relatives today and a specially trained police officers are supporting the family, according to the Daily Mirror.
A neighbour said: ‘She was such a gorgeous little girl with the most beautiful big brown eyes – it’s heartbreaking.
‘The whole street has been in tears, Pearl was going to be a star like her dad.’
Singer Paul, from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, appeared on The Voice in 2014 joking he was the son of judge and fellow Welshman Tom Jones.
He also convinced judge Will.i.am that he was from the same town in New Jersey as Frank Sinatra.
Paul had his own Elvis tribute band and was friends with the late Visage pop star Steve Strange.