Phil Spector, the legendary music producer and convicted murderer, has died at the age of 81.
Best known for creating the 'Wall of Sound' studio sound and his high-profile murder case in 2003 where he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Spector passed away from complications arising out of COVID-19.
Spector worked with a number of diverse and well-known music acts over the years, ranging from the likes of Ike and Tina Turner, the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers, through to Leonard Cohen's seminal album, 'Death of a Ladies' Man', the Ramones, the Beatles, and John Lennon.
In 2009, Spector was convicted in a trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, who was shot dead by the famed producer. Clarkson, who was previously an actor and had met Spector at a local music venue in Los Angeles, was initially claimed by Spector to be "an accidental suicide."
The resulting trial was for second-degree murder in 2008, which resulted in Spector receiving a sentence of 19 years to life in prison. Since 2009, Spector has been in prison and died at the California Health Care Facility, which treats prison inmates with long-term health issues.