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Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dead at 81

Phil Spector
Posted at 10:25 AM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 11:26:38-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method who later was convicted of murder, has died at age 81.

California state prison officials said he died Saturday of natural causes at a hospital.

Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 at his castle-like mansion on the edge of Los Angeles. After a trial in 2009, he was given a 19 years-to-life sentence.