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Estelle Bennett
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Bennett in 1966
Background information
Born (1941-07-22)July 22, 1941
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died February 11, 2009(2009-02-11) (aged 67)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres R&B, Pop, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1959–68
Labels Laurie Records
Associated acts The Ronettes, Ronnie Spector

Estelle Bennett (July 22, 1941 – February 11, 2009) was an American singer who was in the group the Ronettes with her sister Ronnie Bennett and their cousin, Nedra Talley.

Over many years after the group ended, Bennett had anorexia and schizophrenia, and was homeless many times. When the Ronettes were added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, Bennett was too fraile to perform, and only said a few words "I would just like to say, thank you very much for giving us this award. I'm Estelle of the Ronettes, thank you".

Bennett died on February 11, 2009 at the age of 67 from colon cancer.

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