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Legendary Rock and Roll Queen Tina Turner Passes Away at 83

With a heavy heart, we mourn the loss of a musical icon, Tina Turner, who has left an indelible mark on the world of rock and roll. She was 83. More inside…


Revered as the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner has sadly passed away at the age of 83.

On Wednesday, a representative for The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer confirmed that she peacefully departed after a prolonged illness, within the comforts of her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland. With her career dating back to the 1950s, during the inception of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner’s journey transcended time and transformed her into a global sensation.

Throughout her illustrious career, Tina Turner not only revolutionized Rock and Soul music, but she also served as a symbol of strength and perseverance in the face of countless hardships. Throughout the years, Tina has endured a life of seclusion, bravely confronting a series of health challenges, such as her struggle with intestinal cancer in 2016 and her triumphant kidney transplant in 2017.

Recognizing her extraordinary contributions to the music industry, the “Proud Mary” singer received the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice. Initially, she was inducted alongside her ex-husband, Ike Turner, in 1991, acknowledging their collective impact. More recently, in 2021, she was bestowed with this esteemed recognition once again, this time commemorating her illustrious solo career as an internationally acclaimed superstar.

Tina Turner achieved remarkable success during the 1980s, claiming six out of her eight Grammy Awards. It was a decade marked by her astonishing chart presence, with a dozen songs gracing the Top 40, including hits like “Typical Male,” “The Best,” “Private Dancer,” and “Better Be Good to Me.” Notably, her electrifying performance in Rio de Janeiro in 1988 captivated an astounding crowd of 180,000 attendees, solidifying her position as one of the most influential and beloved performers of all time.

After retiring from music in 2018, Tina Turner faced a family tragedy, when her oldest son, Craig, took his life at age 59 in Los Angeles. Sadly, her younger son, Ronnie, died in December 2022. She is survived by Bach and two sons of Ike’s that she adopted.

Years after her retirement, her name still drew big audiences. In 2018, the musical play, “TINA: The Tina Turner Musical,” with Adrienne Warren initially acting and singing the star’s life story, was a hit in London’s West End. Later, the show appeared on Broadway, and is still running. And in 2021, HBO released a documentary about her life, “Tina.”

Today, we honor her legacy and the immense contributions Tina Turner made to the music industry and beyond. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

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