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‘Be My Baby’ singer Ronnie Spector dies at 78

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New York (AFP) – Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed rock ‘n’ roll singer behind the 1960s group the Ronettes, whose era-defining hits included the classic “Be My Baby,” died Wednesday. She was 78 years old. “Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer,” read a family statement. “Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor and a smile on her face,” the statement added. Born Veronica Greenfield in New York’s Spanish Harlem on August 10, 1943, Spector was the daughter of an African American-Cherokee m…

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