Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner dies at aged 83
Legendary singer, the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll, Anna Mae Bullock, popular known as Tina Turner died, at the age of 83. She peacefully on Wednesday in her adopted home land of Switzerland after a long illness.
This was made known by Tina’s spokesman, who confirmed she died “peacefully” at home, “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”
BREAKING: Musician and ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ Tina Turner has died at the age of 83.
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Her official Instagram added: “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.”
Following the news, music fans rushed to social media to pay tribute to the icon.
Nicola Sturgeon posted: “She was simply the best,” as she retweeted the news.
Paddy McGuinness wrote: “What a shock. Another great leaving us. When Icons pass away it really resonates. RIP Tina Turner.”
Tina suffered from illness for years and was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and had a kidney transplant a year later.
A private funeral ceremony will be held for close friends and family.
Tina was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26 in 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA.
She found fame in the late 1960s as the singer of the band Ike & Turner Revue but later went on to find fame as a solo artist.
During a career spanning more than 60 years she sold more than 180 million albums and won 12 Grammy Awards.
Her biggest hits include ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, ‘Private Dancer’, ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose You’ and ‘The Best’.