It seems like we have lost the 1960’s legend, Ronnie, in the blink of an eye. The world owes her for the treasure she has gifted in the form of her classical music!
Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the 1960’s girl band The Ronettes, gifted her era with hits including “Baby I Love You”, “Walking in the Rain,” and “Be My Baby,” breath her last, battling cancer, on Wednesday.
Her death caught her friends, fans, and admirers by surprise and drew tributes and grieving from the music industry.
“I’m in total shock! I did not see this one coming. Please give me time to process my thoughts to give Ronnie the proper tribute she deserves. She and I shared so much together” wrote, Darlene Love on Facebook.
Brian Wilson took to Twitter to express his grief, saying, “I just heard the news about Ronnie Spector, and I don’t know what to say. I loved her voice so much and she was a very special person and a dear friend. This just breaks my heart. Ronnie’s music and spirit will live forever.”
Stevie Van Zandt, the American songwriter mourned on Twitter as he wrote, “It was an honor to produce her and encourage her to get back on stage where she remained for the next 45 years. Her record with the E Street Band helped sustain us at a very precarious time (thanks to Steve Popovich). Condolences to her husband and family.”
The kinks’ Dave Davies posted a video of the former Ronettes singing and performing on her “Be My Baby” hit back in her days. “Rest In Peace Ronnie Spector such a special time in music. What a beautiful song,” he wrote.
A celebration of the former singer’s life and music will be announced soon, Spector’s family said in a recent statement.
“Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan,” said the singer’s family.
“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. “Her joyful sound, playful nature, and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard, or saw her.”