Tina Turner, the legendary artist the world knew as the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll, whose powerful voice carried us through the 80s and 90s, has sadly passed away, aged 83.
Her publicist, Bernard Doherty, confirmed the sad news to multiple media outlets with a statement:
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
No further details about her death have been shared, however it’s well-known that Tina had been ill for many years after being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant a year later.
Another statement has also been shared on Tina’s social media pages, along with a black-and-white photo of the late superstar taken by Peter Lindburgh:
“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, who was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in a quiet, rural Tennessee community, and a survivor of a longtime abusive relationship from her ex musical and marital partner Ike Turner, had a career spanning many decades, giving us hits like “The Best” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”.
She retired from the entertainment industry in 2000 a 12-time GRAMMY winner, and was inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame twice, once in 1991 with Ike Turner and again, as a solo artist in 2021.
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