Tina Turner, the iconic singer famed for her sensuous voice, has passed away.
The Queen of Rock’n Roll “died peacefully” after a “long illness” at her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, according to a statement received by Rolling Stone. She was 83 years old.
Her official Facebook page also verified the news.
“It is with great sadness that we announce Tina Turner’s death.” She charmed millions of admirers worldwide and inspired future stars with her music and inexhaustible zest for life. Today we bid farewell to a wonderful friend who has left us her greatest work: her music. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family. Tina, we shall miss you very much.”
Turner, who was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, achieved to popularity in the 1960s as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
Her relationship with Ike, on the other hand, soon deteriorated.
“My relationship with Ike was doomed the day he figured out I was going to be his moneymaker,” Turner writes in her 2018 book. “He needed to control me, economically and psychologically, so I could never leave him.”
Despite the duo’s popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, the abuse became untenable, and Tina eventually left Ike in 1976 and divorced him in 1978.
She went on to become a trendsetter in the rock genre, establishing global records for ticket sales and collecting several honors.
Tina, rest in peace. You were just outstanding.