Tina Turner Dies: Legendary Rock & Soul Singer Was 83

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Tina Turner, renowned as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll for her electrifying performances and fiercely soulful vocals, passed away today at her residence in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. She was 83 years old.

“In her, the world mourns the loss of a musical legend and an inspirational figure,” expressed Bernard Doherty, her spokesperson in the United Kingdom, through a statement.

In 2016, Turner was diagnosed with intestinal cancer and underwent a kidney transplant in 2017, battling bravely against her illness, Deadline reported.

Born as Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead vocalist of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

After enduring years of physical and emotional abuse, she courageously parted ways with her husband Ike Turner, ultimately staging one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of popular music.

During the 1980s, she achieved enormous success with chart-topping hits like “What’s Love Got To Do With it,” “Private Dancer,” and “The Best.”

With an estimated 180 million albums sold worldwide, 12 Grammy Awards earned, and sold-out stadium tours across the globe, Tina Turner solidified her place among the music industry’s elite.

Written by staff