Tina Turner died Wednesday May 24, 2023, after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. She was 83.
Turner was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and underwent a kidney transplant in 2017.
In a statement, her spokesman Bernard Doherty said, "With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model."
Tuner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, TN - and became famous in the late 1960s as the singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
In 1976 after years of physical and emotional abuse, Turner left her husband Ike Turner, and staged what remains one of the greatest comebacks in pop music history, scoring massive hits in the 1980s such as “What’s Love Got To Do With it”, “Private Dancer” and “The Best,, with an estimated 180 million albums sold worldwide, 12 Grammy Awards won and sold-out stadium tours around the world.
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