Cliff then added: "She was a very special person, and I have lost a very wonderful friend, I will miss her dearly.
God bless her."Cliff's life was first turned upside down in August 2014 when police raided his £3.5million Berkshire home, which he is now thought to have put up for sale.
Cliff previously said of the allegations: "I have no idea where these absurd and untrue allegations come from.
The police have not disclosed details to me."I have never, in my life, assaulted anyone.
He is the third biggest selling singles artist of all time in the United Kingdom, with total sales of over 21 million in the UK and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.
Other investigations and legal processes are under way and two have led to convictions, of the publicist Max Clifford and in June of this year of an Australian entertainer once beloved of British audiences, Rolf Harris.
Separate inquiries are in train into a swirl of allegations linking Cyril Smith, a former MP who died in 2010, to a Westminster pedophile ring and abuse in schools from the 1960s through several decades.
However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except, it would appear, to the press," he said.
Media camped outside the apartment published pictures of officers arriving at the premises and supplied further details alleging that the allegations related to a June 1985 rally held by the U. preacher Billy Graham in the northern English city of Sheffield.
Meanwhile, police stressed that the investigation was at a very early stage.