He died at his home in Küsnacht near Zurich after a long illness, said the statement quoted by Sky News. Turner lived to be 83 years old.
– With her, the world has lost a music legend and role model, her spokesperson said, calling her the Queen of rock’n roll.
Tina Turner debuted in the 50’s and became a phenomenon on MTV. She comes from a poor agricultural area in Tennessee and survived the abuse of her ex-husband Ike Turner, who discovered her talent when she was 17 and married her.
The two performed together and had a number of hits over a number of years before he moved away from them during a tour stop in Dallas, Texas and launched his own career and became one of the biggest rock stars in the world.
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Facts about Tina Turner
Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee.
Tina Turner was a successful American singer from the 1960s onwards, and was known for her soulful voice. The breakthrough came from the duo Ike & Tina Turner, with her husband at the time.
Since the mid-1980s he has become one of the biggest solo artists in the world. Among his most famous songs are What Love Has To Do With It (1984) and Simply the Best (1991).
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