The singer of the Ronettes and famous voice of the unforgettable Be My baby died at the age of 78
Eva Deschamps / January 13, 2022
American singer Ronnie Spector, leader of the group the Ronettes and unforgettable voice of the hit Be My Baby, died on Wednesday at 78 years, his family announced.
Our beloved angel, Ronnie, left this world peacefully today after a brief battle with cancer, her loved ones said in a statement.
Ronnie Spector was born Veronica Greenfield on August 10, 1943 in New York City to an African-American and Native American mother and a father of Irish descent in Spanish Harlem. She formed the Ronettes with her sister, Estelle Bennett and her cousin Nedra Talley.
The group made a name for itself in the New York area with its soulful love songs, before signing with legendary producer Phil Spector, soon to be Ronnie's husband, in 1963.
With their seductive eyes, XXL hair and over-the-knee skirts, the Ronettes rolled out a series of hits in the early 1960s, including Baby, I Love You, (The Best Part of) Breakin' Up, and Be My Baby, which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.