Tina Turner is dead at age 83 following a lengthy bout with an unnamed illness. The singer died at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
A statement on her social media page announced the singer’s death saying:
‘It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.’
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Tina Turner was born in Tennessee and started her music career in the 60s with her husband, Ike Turner. The couple had two children together but later divorced. Tina claimed Ike was abusive during their sixteen-year marriage. Ike passed away in 2007. In interviews, Tina described their marriage as being fraught with physical and emotional abuse. Tina also lost two of her sons. Both passed away before the musician. Her fifty-nine-year-old son Craig died from suicide in 2018 after he killed himself at his home in Los Angeles. Her son Ronnie died in December of 2022 at the age of sixty-two after suffering complications from colon cancer.
Tina is survived by her husband. After years of friendship, Tina remarried Erwin Bach in 2013.
According to Daily Mail, Tina said she wanted to be remembered as “the Queen of Rock n Roll.” Many are calling her the Queen, sharing their thoughts on social media.
Some remembered Tina’s memorable acting in the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, a popular 80’s movie.
80s kids will remember: #TinaTurner in „Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome“ (1985).
— Praxis M.Berger (@MontyDelMuro) May 24, 2023
Some remembered her years of performing through the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s. One Twitter user remembered her as the first woman on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in 1967. She graced the cover of Rolling Stone over the course of 5 decades, becoming “A true icon and a story that many women can learn from. Rest in paradise, Queen.”
RIP to the ‘Queen of Rock and Roll’ -Tina Turner. As an African American woman, she was first woman on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1967. She graced the cover in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. A true icon and a story that many women can learn from. Rest In Paradise Queen. pic.twitter.com/CiEG67ZSIE
— Taylor A. Smith (@FpotusTruth) May 24, 2023
Former Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker called her “An icon. A trailblazer. An inspiration to so many. The Queen of Rock n Roll.”
An inspiration to so many.
The Queen of Rock n Roll.
Rest in Peace, Tina Turner. pic.twitter.com/Rk8AFZkKCA
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) May 24, 2023