Following a protracted, unidentified illness, the legendary singer passed away today at her home in Küsnach, Switzerland, not far from Zurich. It is with profound regret that we announce Tina Turner’s passing, according to a statement posted alongside the singer on social media.
Turner had experienced recent health issues, including an intestinal cancer diagnosis in 2016 and a kidney transplant in 2017. “There will be a private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family,” Turner’s publicist said. “Please respect the privacy of her family at this difficult time.”
The American-Swiss singer, whose career spanned more than 60 years, was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee. She has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Tina Turner is loved and celebrated all over the World as the news about her passing make headlines across social media
What’s Love Got To Do With It, based on her autobiography I, Tina, dramatized the mother-of-two’s infamously tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner. Angela Bassett received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Tina in the biopic.
Turner, dubbed the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” married her longtime German love, music executive Erwin Bach, in a civil wedding in Switzerland in 2013 and has been residing there with him since 1994.The singer, who was previously wed to musician Ike from 1962 until 1978, was now married for a second time.
The singer detailed a horrifying account of violence in her 1986 autobiography, including how she smashed her nose while still married to Ike. Ike passed away in December 2007, and Tina is aware of it, her spokesman was cited as saying at the time. In the past 35 years, she hasn’t spoken to him at all. No more remarks will be made.
REST IN PEACE TINA AND THANK YOU FOR SO MANY BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WE SHARED WITH YOUR WONDERFUL SONGS.