Zendaya paid tribute to the late singer Ronnie Spector.
The Ronettes singer died earlier this week aged 78 following a battle with cancer. The Euphoria star, who is set to play Spector in an upcoming biopic, remembered herself as being “so incredibly full of life” in an Instagram post on Thursday.
“This news breaks my heart,” the 25-year-old actress wrote alongside a photo of the singer posing in a director’s chair. “Talking about her like she’s not with us is strange because she’s so incredibly full of life. There’s not a moment I’ve seen her without her signature red lips and bushy hair, a true rockstar through and through.”
The Dune star wrote that “getting to know you has been one of the greatest honors of my life” and thanked her for her “measureless talent, your unwavering love of performance, your strength, your resilience and your Grace”.
According to Deadline, the singer cast Zendaya herself for the biopic after the rights to her memoir Be My Baby were sold to production company A24 in 2020. The Malcolm & Marie actress wrote that she admired ” so much” Spector and that she was “so grateful for the bond we share”.
“You are a magical force of greatness and the world of music will never be the same. I wish everyone could experience you like me. We celebrate your beautiful life and give you all the flowers you so rightfully deserve. Rest in peace power Ronnie. I hope to make you proud,” the actress concluded.