April 5, 1962
Long Beach, California, United States
|Died||February 3, 2003
Alhambra, California, United States
Early life[change | change source]
Death[change | change source]
On February 3, 2003, Clarkson was shot dead in the Alhambra, California mansion of music producer Phil Spector. In the early morning, she met Spector while working at the House of Blues. Both left the House of Blues later in Spector's limousine and drove to his mansion. Spector and Clarkson went inside while his driver waited outside in the car. About an hour later, the driver heard a gunshot before Spector exited his house through the back door with a gun. He was quoted as saying, according to affidavits, "I think I just shot her."
In 2009, Spector was convicted of murdering Clarkson.
References[change | change source]
- "PHIL SPECTOR: THE "MAD GENIUS" OF ROCK'N'ROLL". TruTv.com. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/phil_spector/index.html. Retrieved 2010-11-18.