Ronnie Spector became a world-famous voice with hits like “Be My Baby”. Now the lead singer of the US girl group “The Ronnettes” has died at the age of 78.
Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the US girl band “The Ronettes”, is dead. She died of cancer at the age of 78. The musician’s family announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
“Our beloved angel on earth, Ronnie, left this world peacefully today after a brief battle with cancer,” wrote the family in it. The singer, whose real name was Veronica Yvette Bennett, died with her family and in the arms of her husband.
Spector became known in the 1960s as the front woman of the trio and sang songs like “Be My Baby” or “Baby, I Love You”. In doing so, she put an end to the innocent demeanor of many of her pop colleagues and embodied a rather wicked image.
“She was filled with love and gratitude”
“Ronnie lived her life with a wink, a zippy attitude, an evil sense of humor and a smile on her face,” it said. “She was filled with love and gratitude. Her happy sound, her playful manner and her magical presence will live on in everyone who knew, heard or saw her.”
Instead of flowers, Ronnie asked for donations to a local women’s shelter or the American Indian College Fund, the family said. She also announced a celebration in honor of her life and music in the near future, but there has not yet been a date. The family asked the public to respect their privacy.