The singer of the band The Ronettes died, famous for the hit Be My Baby

The Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector died at the age of 78. She succumbed to cancer on Wednesday. She became famous for the hits Be My Baby or Walking in the Rain. Spector was also the wife of well-known producer Phil Spector, who died last year.

“Ronnie lived with radiance in her eyes, courage, a great sense of humor and a smile on her face,” the singer’s family said in a statement. “She was full of love and gratitude. Her joyful voice, playful nature and magic will live forever in anyone who knew, heard or saw her,” she added. According to the magazine Rolling Stone she died after a brief battle with cancer.

Ronnie Spector was the frontaThe Ronettes. She became famous in 1963 with the song Be My Baby. Rolling Stone magazine ranked this hit in 2020 among The 500 best songs in history. Their other hits included Walking in the Rain or Baby, I Love You.

The Ronettes trio influenced the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Beach Boys. Their producer was Phil Spector, whom Spector married in 1968. They divorced six years later. According to them, the producer was supposed to torture her and forbid her to sing.

The singer died of cancer on Wednesday. She was 78 years old. “I loved her voice terribly. She was an exceptional person and a dear friend. It broke my heart. Her music and spirit will live on,” Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson wrote on Twitter.

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