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Music producer Phil Spector dies of coronavirus 12 years into his 19-year jail sentence for shooting hostess dead

Controversial music producer Phil Spector has died from COVID-19 related complications at the age of 81. Spector, who is serving a 19-year jail sentence for shooting dead actress and hostess, Lana Clarkson at his LA mansion in 2003, was diagnosed with Covid-19 four weeks ago and was transferred from his prison cell at California Health Care Facility in Stockton to a hospital. Lana Clarkson  He recovered enough to return to jail but he relapsed and struggled with breathing and returned to a hospital where he died on Saturday, Jan 16, according to TMZ. The California Department of Corrections confirmed his passing after he was pronounced dead of natural causes at 6.35pm Saturday.  A medical examiner will determine his exact cause of death.  Phil's ex-wife Ronnie Spector took to Facebook to share a photo of them together while mourning him.  She wrote: "It’s a sad day for music and a sad day for me. "When I was working with Phil Spector, watching him create in the recording studio, I knew I was working with the very best. He was in complete control, directing everyone. So much to love about those days. "Meeting him and falling in love was like a fairytale. "The magical music we were able to make together, was inspired by our love. I loved him madly, and gave my heart and soul to him. "As I said many times while he was alive, he was a brilliant producer, but a lousy husband. "Unfortunately Phil was not able to live and function outside of the recording studio. "Darkness set in, many lives were damaged. "I still smile whenever I hear the music we made together, and always will. The music will be forever. "Phil Spector 1939-2021."  Spector was jailed for murdering Clarkson around 5 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2003, after she agreed to accompany him to his suburban mansion from her job as a hostess at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. During his trial, Spector's attorneys argued that Clarkson was depressed over a recent breakup and grabbed a 38-caliber pistol to kill herself while at Spector's home.But prosecution witnesses painted Spector as a gun-toting menace. Five women took the stand and claimed he had threatened them with firearms. His driver testified that he heard a loud noise and saw the producer leave the home, pistol in hand, saying, "I think I killed somebody. He was later found guilty of second  degree murder and sentenced to 19 years in prison. The post Music producer Phil Spector dies of coronavirus 12 years into his 19-year jail sentence for shooting hostess dead appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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