Legendary singer Tina Turner dies aged 83
Tina Turner died of natural causes on Wednesday (24 May), it’s been confirmed.
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n’Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,” her publicist said in a statement.
“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
The singer rose to prominence performing with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s before overcoming his violent, abusive behaviour to go on to become a chart-topping solo artist.
Turner earned a legion of fans for her riveting live performances, and was best known for songs such as “Private Dancer”, “The Best”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “Proud Mary”.
Born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner would go on to sell more than 180 million albums and won 12 Grammy Awards.
Turner was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and received a kidney transplant in 2017.
Stars of the entertainment world including Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, Rosario Dawson, Paloma Faith and Naomi Campbell paid tribute to the iconic singer.
Tina Turner’s death revealed after she dies aged 83
Tina Turner’s cause of death has been revealed, the day after she passed “peacefully” after a “long illness”.
On Thursday (25 May), the Daily Mail confirmed that the legendary singer died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland. She was 83.
Singer died on Wednesday 24 May
Inga Parkel25 May 2023 22:09
Patti LaBelle shares a touching tribute to Tina Turner
Patti LaBelle has shared a touching tribute to Tina Turner.
“Tina, the world will forever be grateful for your voice, your fearlessness, and your grace!” she wrote on Twitter. “You truly are the Queen of Rock & Roll and your spirit will reign forever! Rest in eternal peace and love!”
Peony Hirwani26 May 2023 08:00
Vice President Kamala Harris pays tribute to late Tina Turner
US Vice President Kamala Harris has paid tribute to Tina Turner.
“Tina Turner was a spectacular woman whose life was a testament to all who believe in what can be, unburdened by what has been,” she wrote on Twitter. “Her strength, signature voice, and iconic moves inspired millions. Doug and I pray for Tina’s family and loved ones.”
Peony Hirwani26 May 2023 07:30
In Pictures: Tina Turner, Queen of rock ‘n’ roll whose career spanned 60 years
The Independent’s Joe Middleton takes a look some of the most striking pictures of Tina Turner’s stunning life.
Peony Hirwani26 May 2023 07:00
Watch: Lizzo performs rendition of ‘Proud Mary’ in honour of Tina Turner
Lizzo pays tribute to Tina Turner with rendition of Proud Mary
Peony Hirwani26 May 2023 06:30
Throwback video of Tina Turner performing with Mick Jagger for Live Aid 1985
Peony Hirwani26 May 2023 06:00
Watch: Tina Turner explains why she renounced US citizenship
Tina Turner explains why she renounced US citizenship
Peony Hirwani26 May 2023 05:30
Fans leave flowers, erect shrine, at Tina Turner’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Fans have created a makeshift memorial at Tina Turner’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Well-wishers placed flowers, a wreath and personal messages for Turner at the landmark near the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Inga Parkel26 May 2023 05:00
Beyoncé leads celebrity tributes to ‘icon’ Tina Turner
Following the news of Turner’s death, Beyoncé dedicated a special message to the “icon”.
“My beloved queen, I love you endlessly,” she wrote in a message on her official website. “I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way.
Find other celebrities who’ve paid their respects here:
Queen of Rock’n Roll died at 83 after a long illness
Inga Parkel26 May 2023 04:30
Diana Ross says she is ‘shocked and saddened’ by Turner’s death
Legendary vocalist Diana Ross has paid tribute to her fellow hitmaker and close friend Tina Turner after her death in Switzerland on Wednesday.
“Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones,” Ross wrote in a Twitter post.
Inga Parkel26 May 2023 04:00