Legendary record producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector is dead at age 81, according to Billboard. Spector, who was renown for his famed “Wall of Sound” record productions of the early-'60s died on January 16th, of reportedly Covid-related issues at Stockton’s California Health Care Facility, California State Prison. Spector had been serving a 19-year sentence for a 2009 murder conviction of the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson in his Los Angeles home.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported Spector was “pronounced dead of natural causes around 6:35 p.m. at a local hospital. The San Joaquin County medical examiner will determine an official cause of death.”
Donna Clarkson, the mother of Lana Clarkson — Spector's murder victim issued a statement upon the news of Spector's death: “Lana Clarkson was a warm, compassionate, kind, loving woman who would be 58 years old now. Her energy, brightness and love of life have sustained her family since her murder 18 years ago.”