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Tina Turner died from natural causes, representatives confirm

Rhiannon Ingle

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Tina Turner died from natural causes, representatives confirm

Representatives for Tina Turner have confirmed the iconic singer died as a result of natural causes.

Turner's death was confirmed yesterday (24 May), when her spokesperson announced she had passed away at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 83.

The spokesperson said at the time that she had died after a 'long illness', and representatives have now confirmed the singer's passing has been attributed to natural causes.

Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

Turner - one of rock’s most famous voices best known for smash hits like 'Proud Mary' and 'The Best' leaves behind a legacy of an incredibly decade-spanning career in the industry - 60 years to be exact.

The American-Swiss singer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, won an impressive eight competitive Grammy Awards and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame - just to name a couple of her many accolades.

She was also the first black artist and first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone - the iconic music magazine which went on to rank her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

"With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model," the spokesperson added.


It's unclear what health issues Turner had prior to her death but the singer, who has been widely dubbed the Queen of Rock and Roll, suffered with various health issues in recent years.

Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo

She had also previously been diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and had a kidney transplant the following year in 2017 after living with high blood pressure for more than 40 years.

Turner is survived by two sons as well as her 67-year-old husband, Erwin Bach.


The adored 'Nutbush City Limits' hit-maker has since received an avalanche of tributes following her passing from fans across the world who have since taken to social media to mourn the loss of the music hall-of-famer.

One Twitter user posted: "What a huge loss to music. She really was Simply The Best."

A second tweeted: "Oh my goodness. Very sad to hear this. RIP Tina Turner!"

"I am so sad to hear of this," echoed a third devastated fan, "she was a powerful woman and singer."


A fourth offered: "R.I.P. my Queen. You rocked the world and are forever in our hearts."

Another penned: "Tina Turner was more than just a music icon, she was a trailblazer and a beacon of resilience. Her electrifying performances and indomitable spirit resonated with so many of us.

"She was not only a phenomenal artist but also a symbol of strength who overcame adversity to rise to the pinnacle of her career."

Featured Image Credit: MediaPunch Inc / MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Music, US News

Rhiannon Ingle
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