Ronnie Spector and other stars who have battled cancer

Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes has passed away at the age of 78

Stars Insider

13/01/22 | StarsInsider


Ronnie Spector, leader of the 1960s girl group The Ronettes, died at the age of 78 after a brief battle with cancer. News of the music icon's passing was shared in an emotional statement from her family. Spector spent her last moments surrounded by family in the arms of her husband, Jonathan Greenfield. Known as the original bad girl of rock and roll, Spector's family recalled how she "lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor, and a smile on her face." 

Click through the gallery to learn more about the stars who won their battles with cancer, the ones who have not won the fight yet, and the unlucky few who ultimately lost theirs.


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