Phil Spector dies at 81 of COVID complications: Report

Phil Spector (L) and his attorney Dennis Riordan look on during sentencing in Los Angeles Crimminal Courts on May 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, for the February 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson Spector was sentenced for 19 years to life.
Phil Spector (L) and his attorney Dennis Riordan look on during sentencing in Los Angeles Crimminal Courts on May 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, for the February 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson Spector was sentenced for 19 years to life. Photo credit Jae C. Hong-Pool/Getty Images
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Phil Spector, the renowned music producer who was imprisoned for murder, has died at the age of 81, according to TMZ.

Sources told the outlet that Spector died of COVID-related complications.

He was hospitalized after being diagnosed four weeks ago but recovered enough to be returned to prison, according to the report.

Spector reportedly relapsed and was taken back to the hospital.

Spector is known for a string of hits in the 1960s and for his groundbreaking “Wall of Sound” production technique used by the Righteous Brothers, the Ronettes, the Crystals and other groups.

In 2009, he was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison in the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

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