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RIP: Tina Turner Dies At 83

RIP: Tina Turner Dies At 83

Krista B.
05/24/2023 12:00 AM EDT

This is so sad. The legendary Tina Turner has passed away at 83 years old.

According to reports, Turner died in her home in Switzerland after her long battle with an illness. Her representative said in a statement, “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

We had previously reported that Turner has been dealing with some health issues including being diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

Tina Turner was one of the world’s trailblazing rock stars. Throughout her career, she has sold 200 million albums and has won a total of 9 Grammy Awards. She burst onto the music scene during the 1960s as part of the Ike and Tina Revue.

In 1962, she and Ike would get married and go on to release hits such as “Nutbush City Limits,” “River Deep, Mountain High, “Proud Mary” and more. The duo didn’t last long, in 1978 they were divorced and many years later it was revealed that Tina was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of Ike Turner in the autobiography, What’s Love Got To Do With It.

During the 1980s, she would make a huge comeback with her album, “Private Dancer”, which included, “I Can’t Stand The Rain” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, the same title as the movie.

In 2019, Tina Turner was honored with a Broadway Musical. She will be truly missed. We will continue to keep her family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.