Music Legend and the ” Queen of Rock and Roll”, Tina Turner, has died at age 83.
She reportedly died in her home in Switzerland today May 24, after battling a protracted illness.
”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 Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” a statement from her representatives read
The US-born star was one of the best-loved female rock singers, known for her on-stage presence and a string of hits including The Best, Proud Mary, Private Dancer and What’s Love Got to Do With It.
She is survived by two of her four sons – two preceded her in death – and her husband, Erwin Bach.
Born Anna-Mae Bullock in 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee, to Zelma and Floyd Bullock, Turner overcame a turbulent childhood and an abusive marriage to become a musical sensation and legendary performer.
Throughout her career, Turner won eight Grammy’s from 25 nominations and three lifetime Grammy Awards.
Her final stadium concert was in Sheffield, England, in 2009.
In recent years, she has been memorialized by Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – in London’s West End and across the US.
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