In case you were wondering, does life in prison age a person? The answer if you’re Phil Spector is a definite yes.
A new mug shot from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has emerged of the disgraced music producer.
Spector was famous for pioneering bands such as the Ronettes and the Crystals in the sixities, working with artists including Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon and the Ramones and producing the Beatles’ album Let It Be in 1970.
On February 3rd 2003, actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in Spector’s mansion. Spector claimed her death was an “accidental suicide.” On March 26th 2009, his trial began for second degree murder and nineteen days later, on April 13th the jury found him guilty.
During his trial photos surfaced of his ludicrous tumbleweed shaped hair but the 74 year-old was forced to give up his hairpieces due to prison regulations, nowadays Phil is looking quite terrifying.
California Department of Corrections spokesperson Terry Thornton confirmed that it was taken when Spector was moved to the prison system’s California Heath Care Facility in Stockton that provides medical and mental health treatment to “inmates with the most severe and long term needs.” Due to privacy regulations, the nature of Spector’s illness could not be revealed.
Spector is currently serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson.