Tina Turner, often known as the “Queen of Rock,” died on Wednesday (24th) at the age of 83 at her home in Zurich, Switzerland. Her death was revealed on social media by her management team, who stated, “She has left behind a remarkable body of work.”
Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, rose to international prominence as a member of the legendary music duo with her husband, Ike Turner. They rose to notoriety with the hit song “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”
Tina Turner, however, decided to dissolve her marriage in 1978 after surviving a decade of physical violence and substance addiction from her husband. She was desperate to get out of the poisonous relationship and was willing to give up her possessions and face the legal ramifications, eventually maintaining just her stage name, “Tina Turner.” In her story, she detailed her spouse striking her in the head with a wooden shoe stretcher and forcing her to sleep with him. She even tried to commit suicide by eating sleeping drugs, but she was saved.
Tina Turner’s career suffered after her 16-year marriage ended, but she made a stunning recovery. Her fifth studio album, “Private Dancer,” was a huge success and marked her comeback. Her music career took off from there, and she went on to win eight Grammy Awards as a solo artist. She previously won a Grammy as part of a musical duo with her spouse.
Tina Turner established a new love life as she found success in her own career. She began dating German music executive Erwin Bach in the 1980s, and they married in 2013. Tina Turner gained Swiss citizenship while the couple lived in Switzerland.
However, she struggled with health issues in her final years. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and had a kidney transplant in 2017. She also had stroke-related problems.
Tina Turner’s musical accomplishments were astounding, and Rolling Stone magazine named her one of the greatest singers of all time. Her album sales surpassed 100 million copies, and her powerful and passionate voice left an indelible impression on audiences all over the world.
Furthermore, the 2021 documentary film “Tina” served as a sort of farewell to Tina Turner and her followers. Many people expressed their respect for her previous life and work achievements, as well as their love for her. She did, however, raise the subject of when it is appropriate to quit being proud and how to gracefully exit the spotlight.
Tina Turner’s management team announced her death on social media, saying, “With her music and boundless passion for life, she mesmerised millions of fans worldwide and inspired countless aspiring artists.” Today, we say goodbye to a wonderful friend who has left us with her best work—her music.”