PHOTOS: Remembering Tina Turner, 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll'

Streaming HUBMay 24, 2023

(NEXSTAR) – Legendary rock and soul singer Tina Turner has died at the age of 83, her manager confirmed Wednesday.

Turner died Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, according to his manager. She became a Swiss citizen a decade ago.

“With him, the world has lost a musical legend and a role model,” his UK representative, Bernard Doherty, told Deadline in a statement.

A statement posted on his official Facebook page read:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With his music and immense passion for life, he has enthralled millions of fans across the globe and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who has left us her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family. Tina, we will miss you so much.

Few stars traveled that far — she was born Anna Mae Bullock in an isolated Tennessee hospital and spent her later years at a 260,000-square-foot estate on Lake Zurich — and went far beyond. Physically battered, emotionally devastated and financially ruined by her 20-year relationship with Ike Turner, she became a superstar in her own right in her 40s, at a time when most of her peers were down were going, and remained a top concert for years afterwards.

According to a biography by internationally renowned singer Mark Bego, Anna Mae Bullock first made a name for Tina Turner with the hit single “A Fool in Love”. The song peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With fans ranging from Beyoncé to Mick Jagger, Turner was one of the world’s most successful entertainers, known for pop, rock and rhythm and blues favorites: “Proud Mary,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and their hits in the ’80s, among them “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” and a cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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