Ronnie Spector, Iconic Singer of the Ronettes, Dies at 78

Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the legendary girl group The Ronettes died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. She was 78.

“Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer,” the family said in a statement posted on her website. “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.”

Born on August 10, 1943 in Brooklyn as Veronica Greenfield, Spector formed The Ronettes in 1957 with her older sister Estelle Bennett and cousin Nedra Talley. After initially signing

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