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Tina Turner’s cause of death was natural causes, representatives confirm

Tina Turner’s cause of death was natural causes, representatives confirm

Turner died at her home in Switzerland after a long illness

Tina Turner's cause of death has been attributed to natural causes after the singer passed away at the age of 83.

Turner died at her home near Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday (24 May), following a lengthy music career which won her fans across the globe.

Representatives for Turner said the world had lost 'a music legend and a role model' with her passing, which they said at the time came after a 'long illness'.

Tina Turner died at her home in Switzerland.
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The exact illness wasn't specified at the time, but the spokesperson has since confirmed that she died as a result of natural causes.

Tributes flooded in for Turner in the wake of her death, with some of the world's biggest music stars among those praising her talents.

"She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer," Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger wrote. "She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her."

Elton John also honoured Turner with a post, writing: "We have lost one of the word’s most exciting and electric performers. A total legend on record and on stage. She was untouchable. Condolences to Erwin and her family. The saddest news."

Turner was responsible for bringing the world hit tracks including 'The Best', 'Proud Mary', 'Private Dancer' and 'What's Love Got to Do With It'.

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Topics: Celebrity, Music, Tina Turner