Blackman died of natural causes at her home in Sussex, England. Her other roles included the goddess Hera in "Jason and the Argonauts" and television appearances in "Doctor Who", "Colombo" and "Coronation Street".
The film will now be released in the UK on 12 November, with worldwide dates to follow. The US launch will be on 25 November 2020.
Eilish, 18, who wrote the song with her brother Finneas O’Connell, will be the youngest artist in history to take on the task.
Premiered on Wednesday, the trailer for the film, directed by Cary Fukunaga, featured plenty of 007’s signature phrases, high-speed car chases and explosions.
The new Bond movie was initially expected to arrive in movie cinemas in November 2019 but that date was pushed back to 2020 after Britain's Danny Boyle pulled out as director and was replaced by American Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Hoping to gain a strong foothold in Hollywood, mega-retailer Amazon.com and iPhone maker Apple are willing pay about the same amount for the distribution rights for Bond movies as Warner Bros, says magazine Hollywood Reporter.
Executive Producer Callum McDougall and his team are hoping Daniel Craig will change his mind. The star had previously said he would "rather slash his wrists" than appear in another 007 film again.
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