The “Be My Baby” singer died after a brief battle with cancer, but the outpouring of grief and admiration on social media suggests her memory will live on for a long time.
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.— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 12, 2022
Love & Mercy, Brianhttps://t.co/dXZKTMWv8a
RIP Ronnie Spector. Sensational voice; terrific image; brave character. I had the honour of working with her on the Starmania/Tycoon album 1992. The track (music by Michel Berger) was Farewell To A Sex Symbol which she sang superbly.— Tim Rice (@SirTimRice) January 12, 2022
RIP Ronnie Spector. 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.— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) January 12, 2022
Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes Dead at 78 via @TMZ— Michael Des Barres (@MDesbarres) January 12, 2022
The vibrato of Ronnie Spector ‘s voice vibrates in my soul & everyone else’s who heard her sing.She epitomized the notion of “Girl groups” both a dark and a shining life. Ronnie in peace. RIP https://t.co/ziNoxPzn9p
RIP: Ronnie Spector.— Billy Vera (@billybeater) January 12, 2022
For New York guys my age, the Ronettes were the sex symbols of the era. When she left Phil and came home to her mom, she asked me to be her conductor. I was also her first boyfriend after Phil. Little Ronnie from Harlem is now with her mom & sister Estelle. pic.twitter.com/srpBMANdEv
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