Singer Tina Turner dies, age 83
US-born musical legend Tina Turner has passed away at her home in Switzerland, her representative has said. The singer was known for hit songs such as “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
Tina Turner, widely known as the world’s “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83, one of her representatives said.
The US-born, Swiss-naturalized singer passed away in her home near Zurich after a long illness.
She was among the biggest recording artists of all time. Her biggest hits include “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “(Simply) The Best.”
Her official Facebook page announced her passing on Wednesday evening.
“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” the post read.
She battled a number of health problems after retiring and in 2018 she faced a family tragedy, when her oldest son, Craig, took his life at age 59 in Los Angeles. Her younger son Ronnie died in December 2022.
Her name continues to draw audiences years after her retirement. Musical stage show “TINA: The Tina Turner Musical,” with Adrienne Warren initially acting and singing the star’s life story, was a hit first in London’s West End in 2018, and later on Broadway, and is still running. And in 2021 HBO released a documentary about her life, “Tina.”
She is survived by Bach and two sons of Ike’s that she adopted.
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