California-ALSHARQIYA January 17: The famous American music producer, Phil Specter, died on Saturday in prison where he was serving a sentence for the 2003 murder of actress Lara Clarkson, according to what the California Prisons Authority announced on Sunday.
The authority indicated, in a statement, that the 81-year-old producer, known for his innovative methods and who produced many successful works, including the Beatles' album "Let It Be", died "of natural causes" and that his body is subject to an autopsy.
Specter, who came from New York, dominated the music production scene in the 1960s and early 1970s, when he signed a series of successes including "B My Baby" for "The Runnets" and "Good Peace a Chance" by John Lennon.
And he devised a technique known as the "sound wall" which is based on placing several sounds on a work to intensify production, especially in terms of the sounds of musical instruments.
Phil Specter took advantage of new technologies in sound recording studios in the 1960s, using especially "Sabil" sound technology, which can be used by capturing other sounds in the studio.
After producing "Let It Be" based on the last recording sessions of the "Beatles", and after him several solo albums by former members of the band, the Phil Specter star began to decline during the 1970s.
After a series of musical setbacks and long struggles, Specter failed to regain his former glories, until he began to plunge into chronic psychological disorders.
He was also known for his passion for weapons, and would often go to the studio with weapons.
And his name returned to circulation in 2003 after police discovered the body of actress Lana Clarkson in his home in Alhambra, California.
Phil Specter confirmed at the time that the 40-year-old actress shot herself, in a novel that the prosecution has denied completely.
After two trials, the former producer, whose full name is Harvey Phil Specter, was convicted in 2009 of at least 19 years in prison.