The Ronettes Star Ronnie Spector Dead at 78 After Cancer Battle

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

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

The singer’s household launched an emotional assertion 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 perspective, a depraved humorousness and a smile on her face,” her household wrote. “She was full of love and gratitude. Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will stay on in all who knew, heard or noticed her.”  

Asking for privateness throughout their tough time, additionally they said {that a} celebration of Ronnie’s life and music can 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-Sixties together with “Be My Baby” (which was later used within the opening sequence of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing), “Baby, I Love You,” “The Best Part of Breakin’ Up” and “Walking within the Rain.”

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