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Tina Turner has died aged 83

Tina Turner has died aged 83

Tina Turner has died aged 83 following a battle with ill-health.

Legendary singer Tina Turner, best known for hits such as 'Proud Mary' and 'The Best', has died at the age of 83, her publicist has confirmed.

The star died 'peacefully' at her home today, her publicist said.

A statement said: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.

“With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

In a career spanning over 60 years, the American-Swiss singer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, won eight competitive Grammy Awards and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame.

Her much-loved autobiography, I, Tina, was turned into the 1993 film What’s Love Got To Do With It, dramatising the mother-of-two’s famously turbulent relationship with Ike Turner and it also saw Angela Bassett nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Tina in the biopic.

Tina Turner has died at the age of 83.
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Turner, widely referred to as the Queen of Rock and Roll, wed her long-time German beau, the music executive Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony in 2013, and has lived in Switzerland with him since 1994.

In her 1986 book, the singer narrated a harrowing tale of abuse, including suffering a broken nose during the course of her marriage to Ike.

Ike died in December 2007 and Tina’s spokesperson at the time was quoted as saying: “Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today. She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made.”

In recent years, Turner had suffered from ill health and was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016, going on to have a kidney transplant in 2017.

The singer had been suffering from ill-health.
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In her 2018 autobiography, Tina Turner: My Love Story, Turner revealed Bach saved her life by donating one of his kidneys.

In 2022, Turner lost her son Ronnie at the age of 62, with the singer saying he 'left the world far too early'.

Turner lost her other biological son in 2018, with Craig Raymond Turner dying at the age of 59.

It wasn't just the music business Turner influenced, as she was a massive name across the whole world.

In 2005, President George W Bush famously described her legs as 'the most famous in showbusiness' and it was reported she insured them for hundreds of millions of US dollars.

Her music legacy included ten studio albums, two live albums, two soundtracks and five compilations, which together have sold more than a whopping 100 million records.

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Topics: Music, Celebrity