Very sad news coming out of California…

Tina Turner is mourning the death of her eldest son, Craig Turner, who died of an apparent suicide on Tuesday (July 3).

He was 59.

TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Craig Raymond Turner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Studio City, CA.

Authorities arrived at his place just after noon Tuesday and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Craig was born when Tina was 18…before she married Ike Turner. Once Tina and Ike wed, Ike adopted Craig. His biological father was a saxophonist named Raymond Hill, who performed with Ike’s band.

I extend my prayers to Tina and her family during this difficult time.