The artist Ronnie Spector, singer and founder of the mythical group The Ronettes, died this Wednesday, January 12, cancer at the age of 78 in the state of Connecticut (United States), according to her family in a statement that can be consulted on the official website dedicated to the singer. “Our dear earthly angel, Ronnie, left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. [acompañada] for her family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan. Ronnie lived life with a sparkle in her eyes, a proud attitude, a great sense of humor, and a smile on her face. She was full of love and gratitude “, express her relatives in the farewell note, which has also been shared through social networks.
Spector, born and christened Veronica Yvette Bernett, will be remembered along with her group for his two main hits ‘Be my baby’ Y ‘Baby I love you’, covered by groups of all styles for decades. The Ronettes, one of the most famous “girl groups” in vogue in the sixties and seventies and born in the New York neighborhood of Harlem, was formed in 1957 by Ronnie Spector, his sister Esthelle and his cousin Nedra Talley.
Much of their fame is due to his association with the famous Phil Spector, true King Midas of pop music, who married Ronnie (hence her married name) in a marriage that lasted until 1972. “Her cheerful voice, fun nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew her, heard or saw. In lieu of flowers, Ronnie asked for donations to be made to the local women’s shelter [supervivientes de violencia machista] or to the American Indian College Fund, “the statement also specified.
After the death of the singer, the family has also expressed that “in the future it will be announced a celebration of Ronnie’s life and music “, at the same time that they have asked that the privacy of a moment like this be respected, that their closest environment wants to live from privacy.