Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer behind a few of music’s largest hits, died in jail at age 81. 

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

FILE - In this May 29, 2009 file photo, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

FILE – On this Might 29, 2009 file photograph, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. (AP Picture/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

California state jail officers mentioned he died Saturday of pure causes at a hospital.

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The Related Press contributed to this report.



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