The world lost a music icon today.
Legendary singer Tina Turner, who was commonly and widely known as the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” passed away at 83 years old.
According to her manager via Fox News, Turner died Tuesday after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
She became a Swiss citizen a decade ago, and battled several serious illnesses later in her life, and she suffered a stroke in 2013 and had to learn to walk again.
She was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016, and also had a had kidney transplant surgery in 2017 because of kidney failure.
While there aren’t many details available yet, her team shared the following statement on her social media accounts:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner.
With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.
Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly. (© Peter Lindbergh).”
Tina Turner was born in Brownsville, Tennessee in 1939, and from very humble beginnings, became an international superstar with countless #1 hits like “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” just to name a couple.
She won 12 Grammy Awards throughout her lifetime, and having sold over 100 million records worldwide, is also one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
RIP Tina Turner.
“What’s Love Got To Do With It”