After a quick battle with most cancers, Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the ‘60s woman group The Ronettes, handed away on the age of 78.

In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2021

The music world is mourning the lack of a ‘60s icon.

Ronnie Spector, chief of the woman group The Ronettes, died on the age of 78 following a quick battle with most cancers. 

The singer's household launched an emotional statement on Jan. 12, confirming that Ronnie, born Veronica Yvette Bennett, was with household and handed "within the arms of her husband" Jonathan Greenfield.

"Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky angle, a depraved humorousness and a smile on her face," her household wrote. "She was stuffed with love and gratitude. Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will reside on in all who knew, heard or noticed her."  

Asking for privateness throughout their troublesome time, in addition they acknowledged {that a} celebration of Ronnie's life and music could be introduced sooner or later.

The Ronettes, whose members additionally Ronnie's older sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley, launched a string of hit songs within the early-to-mid-1960s together with "Be My Child" (which was later used within the opening sequence of the 1987 movie Soiled Dancing), "Child, I Love You," "The Finest A part of Breakin' Up" and "Strolling within the Rain."

Whereas Ronnie fronted the band, document producer Phil Spector produced the vast majority of their music. The 2 had been married in 1968 and separated in 1972.

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Referred to as the original bad girl of rock 'n' roll, Ronnie made waves for her unapologetic sassy angle and provocative fashion which included her trademark beehive and darkish eyeliner. 

 In her 1990 memoir, Be My Child: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Insanity, Or, My Life as a Fabulous Ronette, the singer admits she did not shrink back from main with intercourse attraction. 

"We weren't afraid to be scorching. That was our gimmick," she wrote. "Once we noticed The Shirelles stroll on stage with their huge celebration attire, we went in the wrong way and squeezed our our bodies into the tightest skirts we may discover. Then we might get out on stage and hike them as much as present our legs much more."

The Ronettes had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

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