Ronnie Spector, one of the singers from The Ronettes, has died at age 78 following a battle with cancer.

She was known for songs such as 'Be My Baby', 'Baby, I Love You' and 'Walking In The Rain' passed away on Wednesday, January 12.

As reported by Sky News, her family announced the news in a statement, saying: "Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan.

"Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humour and a smile on her face. She was filled with love and gratitude.

"Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard or saw her."

Spector's real name was Veronica Yvette Bennett, and she formed The Ronettes with her sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley in the 1960s

They released a number of successful hits but broke up in 1967, with Spector going on to have a solo career producing five studio albums.

The Ronettes did end up reforming in 1973, but weren't quite able to reach the same success as in their first stint.