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.