Tina Turner, a renowned rock vocalist and performer, has passed away at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness in her home located in Kusnacht, Switzerland, as confirmed by her spokesperson. Her death marks a significant loss to the music industry, as she was known as the “Queen of Rock’n Roll” and was admired as a music legend and role model.
Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”
Her official Instagram added: “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.
Tina Turner suffered from illness for years and was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and had a kidney transplant a year later.
A private funeral ceremony will be held for close friends and family.
Tina was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26 in 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA.
She was a celebrated female rock singer, with a commanding on-stage presence and numerous popular hits such as The Best, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, and What’s Love Got to Do With It. Tina Turner’s career began in the 1960s when she rose to fame alongside her ex-husband Ike Turner, with their repertoire including the classic song River Deep, Mountain High. Unfortunately, Tina Turner was a victim of domestic abuse by Ike Turner, which was depicted in a 1993 Hollywood biopic that won three Oscars. Her life story has also been depicted in a popular West End show that is still running.