Ronnie Spector Dead: Stars React – Billboard


Ronnie Spector, known best as the iconic lead singer for ’60s girl group The Ronettes, died on Wednesday (Jan. 12) after being diagnosed with cancer. She was 78 years old.

A statement from the family was released on Spector’s website confirming her passing. “Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer,” the statement read. “She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan. Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor and a smile on her face. She was filled with love and gratitude.”


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Following the news of her death, a number of stars took to social media to mourn the loss of a talented musician, inimitable vocalist and free spirit. See below for reactions from Brian Wilson, Joan Jett and more.

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