Tributes poured in from the music world after the news of the death of Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the Ronettes, poured in.
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According to a statement released on the singer’s website, 78-year-old Spector died of cancer.
“Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, passed away peacefully today after a brief battle with cancer,” the statement read. “She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan. Ronnie lived his life with a gleam in his eyes, a playful attitude, a wicked humor and a smile on his face. She was full of love and gratitude. ,
>> Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the Ronettes, dead at 78
Singer Joan Jett, writing on Twitter, Spector has been called “the sweetest person you could ever know.”
“And his mark on rock ‘n’ roll is indelible,” Jett tweeted,
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys said he didn’t know what to say.
“I loved her voice and she was a very special person and a dear friend,” Wilson tweeted. “It just breaks my heart. Ronnie’s music and spirit will live on forever.”
“So sad to hear about Ronnie,” said Wilson’s bandmate, Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine. tweeted,
“Peace and Love, Ronnie Spector,” Bangles lead singer Susanna Hoffs tweeted,
Steve Van Zandt said, “It was an honor to have produced her and to encourage her to return to the stage for the next 45 years.” tweeted, “Her record with the E Street Band helped sustain us in a very uncertain time (thanks to Steve Popovich). Condolences to her husband and family.”
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