Beatles’ producer Phil Spector dies from Covid amid murder prison sentence

Music producer Phil Spector has died at the age of 81.

Phil, who had worked closely with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, has died following Covid related complications, according to American publication TMZ.

The publication reports that he passed after being transferred from his prison cell to a hospital to seek treatment.

It's reported he tested positive for coronavirus around four weeks ago and allegedly recovered in hospital and returned to prison again before he died.

Phil is serving a 19-to-life sentence after he was found guilty of murdering Lana Clarkson.

A source told TMZ: "He relapsed, had trouble breathing and was rushed back to the hospital, where he died Saturday."

The star had a blossoming career in music before he murdered actress Lana in 2003.

Phil developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll.

In 1969, he produced the Beatles' album Let It Be (1970), as well as several solo records by the band's John Lennon and George Harrison.

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In 2003, Phill killed actress Lana and in 2009 he was finally sent to prison.

Lana was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in the foyer of the music mogul's Alhambra, California mansion in 2003.

It took two trials, spread out over six years, to put Phil behind bars – a hung jury and a mistrial marked the end of Spector's first murder trial in September 2007.

In 2009, he was found guilty of second-degree murder in the April.

During the two trials, the record producer was portrayed as a gun-loving "monster" who liked to pick on women assistants and girlfriends.

Former girlfriends and assistants lined up to testify against the mogul.

Throughout the case, Phil and his legal team maintained depressed Clarkson shot herself.

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