After battling a pervasive illness for many years, trailblazer and icon Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. According to her publicist, Turner had been dealing with an intestinal cancer diagnosis in 2016 and underwent a kidney transplant in 2017. She was living near Zurich, Switzerland at her home in Küsnacht when she passes away.
Born Anna Mae Bullock on Nov. 26, 1939, in Brownville, Tennessee, Turner (dubbed “The Queen of Rock’n’Roll”) was a remarkable woman of many talents. She was beautiful, and bold, and had one of the most iconic singing voices to ever grace the music industry. She also served as a powerful role model for women everywhere.
Known for big hits such as “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and “The Best,” Turner rose to fame in the 1960s. She remained a chart-topper, selling more than 180 million albums and receiving 12 Grammy Awards. Also, Turner earned a star on both the Hollywood and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
In a special statement, her representatives shared, “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.” Furthermore, “There will be a private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family. Please respect the privacy of her family at this difficult time.”
The world is openly mourning the grave loss of Turner, sharing their sentiments on social media.