Phil Spector has died at the age of 81,

TMZ

reports

Sunday.

The pioneering music producer is said to have died from the consequences of the corona virus.

At the time of his death, Spector was serving a 19-year sentence for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003. Since 2007, the music producer has been on trial for the murder on several occasions, until he was finally convicted in 2009.

Spector became known for

developing

the

Wall of Sound

.

With that technique songs were produced with a completely new, full and orchestral sound.

Since the 1960s, Spector has produced music for The Beatles, Ike & Tina Turner, Leonard Cohen and The Ramones, among others.

Partly thanks to the producer, the Beatles album

Let It Be

became a worldwide hit in 1970.

The same goes for

The Righteous Brothers'

Unchained Melody

.

Also

Imagine

John Lennon came from the stable of Spector.

The

producer won a Grammy in 1973

for the album

The Concert For Bangla Desh

by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar.

In 1989 Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2009 the documentary

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector was

released.

In 2013 Al Pacino played the lead role in the film biography

Phil Spector

.

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