Tina Turner, the iconic Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, has passed away at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness at her residence near Zurich, Switzerland.
The sad news was confirmed by her publicist.
In recent years, Turner had been battling health issues, including a diagnosis of intestinal cancer in 2016 and a subsequent kidney transplant in 2017.
There will be a private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family,” Turner’s publicist said. “Please respect the privacy of her family at this difficult time.
He continued by saying;
She died peacefully at home: With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.
Born as Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA, Turner gained prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the Ike & Turner Revue. However, she later embarked on a highly successful solo career.
Some of her biggest hits include “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Private Dancer,” and “The Best.” With a remarkable record of over 180 million albums sold worldwide, Turner also received 12 Grammy Awards throughout her illustrious career.
Renowned for her electrifying stage presence and tireless work ethic, Turner captivated audiences across the globe, consistently selling out stadiums during her tours for over three decades.