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It’s with a heavy heart that I report the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll” Tina Turner has passed away at the age of 83.

The legendary entertainer died peacefully in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness.

Tina’s representative released the following statement: 

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.

Anna Mae Bullock

Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Tina Turner rose above the challenges of her early years to become an international superstar. 

After leaving her tumultuous and abusive marriage to musician Ike Turner in the 1970s, she embarked on a solo career that would define her legacy. 

Tina’s reinvention as a solo artist showcased her raw talent, resilience, and unwavering determination.

Tina Turner Songs

Tina Turner’s catalog includes some of the most popular and memorable songs in history:

  • “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (1984)
  • “Proud Mary” (with Ike Turner) (1971)
  • “Private Dancer” (1984)
  • “Simply the Best” (1989)
  • “River Deep – Mountain High” (with Ike Turner) (1966)
  • “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” (1985)
  • “Nutbush City Limits” (with Ike Turner) (1973)
  • “Better Be Good to Me” (1984)
  • “Steamy Windows” (1989)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Fight” (1993)
  • “GoldenEye” (1995)
  • “Typical Male” (1986)
  • “Let’s Stay Together” (1983)
  • “The Best” (1989)
  • “Two People” (1986)

Her hit records like “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Private Dancer,” and “Proud Mary” became anthems of empowerment and self-discovery, and solidified Tina’s title as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

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Tina Turner’s Children

Tina Turner was a proud mother to four sons. 

She welcomed her first son, Raymond Craig, with Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill in August 1958.

Tina welcomed her second son, Ronnie Turner, with Ike Turner in October 1960.

After she and Ike tied the knot in 1962, he adopted Raymond Craig and gave him the last name Turner. 

Tina, in turn, accepted Ike’s two sons, Ike Jr. and Michael, from his previous relationship with Lorraine Taylor

In July 2018, Craig Turner died of an apparent suicide at the age of 59.

On December 9, 2022, Ronnie Turner died suddenly in San Fernando Valley at the age of 62.

My sincerest condolences and prayers to all who knew, loved, and cherished Tina Turner.

May she rest in paradise.