Saturday 14 December 2019

Shock new Phil Spector photos show toll of prison

This July 24, 2013 photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows a photo of former music producer Phil Spector smiling at the camera at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, in Corcoran, Calif. Two newly released photos of Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. He is serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson
This July 24, 2013 photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows a photo of former music producer Phil Spector smiling at the camera at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, in Corcoran, Calif. Two newly released photos of Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. He is serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson
In this Oct. 28, 2013 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows former music producer Phil Spector at the Health Care Facility in Stockton, Calif.
Phil Spector smiles during a hearing in his murder retrial, in Los Angeles County Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles in January 2006
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Shock new photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

The most recent photo shows a bald, sombre-looking 73-year-old Spector, who is serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson, staring straight into the camera on October 28 last year. An earlier photo of a smiling Spector is dated July 24, 2013.

Music producer Phil Spector and his wife Rachelle leave the Los Angeles Country Superior Court Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
Music producer Phil Spector and his wife Rachelle leave the Los Angeles Country Superior Court Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said the October photo was taken when Spector was moved to the prison system's huge California Heath Care Facility in Stockton.

The centre provides medical and mental health care to the state's sickest inmates, including those with chronic conditions.

Ms Thornton said she could not reveal details of Spector's health because of state medical privacy regulations.

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