“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,” an announcement from the household stated.
Spector, alongside her sister Estelle Bennett and cousin Nedra Talley, scored hits with pop masterpieces like “Baby, I Love You,” “Walking in the Rain,” “I Can Hear Music” and “Be My Baby,” which was co-written by Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.
“We weren’t afraid to be hot. That was our gimmick,” Spector wrote in her memoir.
“When we saw The Shirelles walk on stage with their wide party dresses, we went in the opposite direction and squeezed our bodies into the tightest skirts we could find. Then we’d get out on stage and hike them up to show our legs even more.”
The group launched their first album, “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica,” in 1964. 5 of the 12 songs landed on the U.S. Billboard charts.
Spector had a big affect on Hollywood. The track, “Be My Baby” was utilized in many movies and TV reveals together with, “Dirty Dancing,” “Mean Streets,” “Baby Mama,” “Moonlighting” and “The Wonder Years.”
The Ronnettes broke up in 1967, however Spector stored creating music.
Spector is survived her husband, Jonathan Greenfield, and two sons, Jason and Austin.
The Related Press contributed to this report.