Ronnie Spector was the hero of Amy Winehouse.
The Ronettes singer died earlier this week “after a short fight against cancer” on the age of 78, and Amy’s collaborator Mark Ronson revealed that Ronson impressed late stars.
He tweeted: “This may not be a big surprise to everyone, but Ronnie Spector was the hero of Amy Winehouse It’s one of the first Amy before we started working Made to listen, she was incredible Thank you for your Ronnie for inspiration … “
After Amy’s death at the age of 27 in 2011, Specter pays homage to Amy’s “Back to Black” cowl and sends all proceeds to the Daytop Village therapy facility for drug habit. Was accomplished.
She as soon as stated: “As I was, I watched her on TV two weeks ago and when she was all out drugged, drunk and stuff, I was brute, brute, brute, Don’t say “Damage”! 20 years in the past! I cleaned it up. You should eliminate it! And two weeks later she died. I’m devastated. “
Ronnie died “in his arms” of his husband and supervisor Jonathan Greenfield. The household assertion was confirmed that week.
Statement posted on Ronnie Spector.com Reading: “Our beloved angel of the earth, Ronnie, died today after a short battle with cancer peacefully, she was with her family in the arms of her husband, Jonathan.
“Ronnie lived her life with a sparkle in her eyes, a SPUNKY attitude, an evil sense of humor and a smile on her face. She was full of love and gratitude.
“Her joyful sounds, playful nature and magical beings live in everyone who knew or saw her.
“Instead of flowers, Ronnie has requested a donation to your local women’s shelter or the American Indian College Fund.
“The celebration of Ronnie’s life and music will be announced in the future.
“The family politely demands privacy at this point.”
Ronnie’s passage got here nearly a yr on the day her ex-husband, infamous music producer Phil Spector, died on the age of 81.
The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer married Phil, who had been sentenced to 19 years in jail for the homicide of Lana Clarkson between 1968 and 1974.