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Tina Turner has died at the age of 83

Gregory Robinson

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Tina Turner has died at the age of 83

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Music legend Tina Turner has died at the age of 83, her publicist has confirmed.

Turner passed away at her home in Switzerland. Credit: Alamy/Trinity Mirror
Turner passed away at her home in Switzerland. Credit: Alamy/Trinity Mirror

The American-Swiss musician, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, entertained millions for over 60 years

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and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame.

The iconic music star sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.

With 12 Grammy Awards under her belt, which include three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, she was truly groundbreaking.

Turner became the first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone and the same publication later ranked her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Her autobiography, 'I, Tina', was turned into the 1993 film What’s Love Got To Do With It, dramatising the mother-of-two’s famously turbulent relationship with Ike Turner - and it also saw Angela Bassett nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Tina in the biopic.

In 2021, Turner was inducted by Bassett into the Rock & Roll hall of Game as a solo artist.

Artists including Beyoncé have cited Turner as an influence. Queen Bey’s stage presence has been compared to Turner over the years and she received the utmost approval from the icon herself after performing a cover of ‘Proud Mary’ at the Kennedy Center Honors Tina Turner Tribute in 2005.

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The rock icon had been suffering from several health issues over the past decade. Credit: Mirrorpix/MediaPunch Inc
The rock icon had been suffering from several health issues over the past decade. Credit: Mirrorpix/MediaPunch Inc

Turner married her long-time German beau, the music executive Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony in 2013 and she has lived in Switzerland with him since 1994.

It was a second marriage for the music star, who was previously married to musician Ike from 1962 to 1978.

In her 1986 book, the singer narrated a harrowing tale of abuse, including suffering a broken nose during the course of her marriage to Ike.

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Ike died in December 2007 and Tina’s spokeswoman at the time was quoted as saying: “Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today. She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made.”

Turner retired from performing in 2009. She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

Topics: News, Celebrity, Music, Tina Turner

Gregory Robinson
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