Legendary singer Tina Turner has died aged 83
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Tina Turner was confirmed to have died of natural causes on Wednesday (May 24).
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n’Roll’ passed away peacefully at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland today at the age of 83 after a long illness,” her publicist said in a statement.
“With her, the world loses a music legend and role model.”
The singer rose to fame performing with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s before overcoming his violent, abusive behavior and becoming a chart-topping solo artist.
Turner won a legion of fans for her captivating live performances and is best known for songs like “Private Dancer”, “The Best”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “Proud Mary”.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. She has sold more than 180 million albums and won 12 Grammy Awards.
Turner was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and received a kidney transplant in 2017.
Stars of the entertainment world such as Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, Rosario Dawson, Paloma Faith and Naomi Campbell paid tribute to the legendary singer.
Tina Turner dies after a long illness
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Tina Turner’s death was announced after she died aged 83
Tina Turner’s cause of death was revealed a day after she passed away “peacefully” after “a long illness”.
On Thursday (May 25), the Chron confirmed that the legendary singer died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland. She was 83.
Tina Turner (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Singer died on Wednesday May 24th
Inga Parkel25. May 2023 22:09
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Retro video of Tina Turner performing with Mick Jagger for Live Aid 1985
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Fans leave flowers and erect a shrine in front of Tina Turner’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Fans have erected a makeshift memorial to Tina Turner’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Well-wishers laid flowers, a wreath and personal messages for Turner at the landmark near the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Inga Parkel26. May 2023 05:00
Beyoncé leads celebrity tributes to ‘icon’ Tina Turner
Following the news of Turner’s death, Beyoncé dedicated a special message to the “icon.”
“My beloved queen, I love you infinitely,” she wrote in a message on her official website. “I am so grateful for your inspiration and all the paths you paved the way.
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Queen of Rock ‘n Roll died at the age of 83 after a long illness
Inga Parkel26. May 2023 04:30
Diana Ross says she is “shocked and saddened” by Turner’s death
Legendary singer Diana Ross has paid tribute to fellow hitmaker and close friend Tina Turner following her death in Switzerland on Wednesday.
“Shocked. Saddened. My condolences to the family and loved ones of Tina Turner,” Ross wrote in a Twitter post.
Inga Parkel26. May 2023 04:00
“We say goodbye to a dear friend”
A tribute on Tina Turner’s official social media accounts recognized the singer’s “boundless passion for life.”
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the post reads.
“With her music and boundless passion for life, she enchanted fans worldwide and inspired future stars. We say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us her greatest work; your music. Tina, we will miss you very much.”
Inga Parkel26. May 2023 03:30
Turner highlighted “kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation”
In 2016, Tina Turner spoke publicly about her diagnosis of kidney disease and would receive a transplant from her husband Erwin Bach the next year.
The singer “has helped shed light on kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation,” according to Kidney Care UK said in a statement after her death.
Inga Parkel26. May 2023 03:00