Tina Turner has battled bowel cancer and high blood pressure for more than four decades.
As DailyMail reports, the queen of rock and roll has been confirmed to have died of natural causes, her representatives said.
Tina Turner wrote in her memoirs that in 2016 considered suicide when her husband Erwin Bach donated his kidney to her.
The memoir also reveals that her high blood pressure accelerated kidney damage, so she tried to come to terms with the idea that she might die.
As a reminder, the rock and roll pioneer who became a pop star in the 1970s has died at the age of 83, her spokesperson told the PA news agency.
She died peacefully at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, according to a spokesperson.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the by Tina Turner death With her music and endless passion for life, she has captivated millions of fans around the world and inspired future stars. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest creation – music. Our heartfelt condolences to her family. Tina, we will miss you so much,” Tina Turner’s official Instagram account reads.
Turner has had many health problems in recent years. Having suffered a stroke and overcome cancer, a few years ago Tina Turner kidney transplant surgery.
Born in Tennessee, USA, to a farming family, Tina Turner’s path to fame began in 1958, when she was 19, with the release of the song “Boxtop” with her then-husband Ike Turner’s (1931-2007) band Kings of Rhythm. Tina then used the pseudonym “Little Ann”.
She began presenting herself as Tina Turner in the 1960s in the duo Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The pair found commercial success with “Fool in Love” released that year and “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (1961), which reached the US charts in the early 60s.
VIDEO: Ike & Tina Turner – It’s gonna work out fine (Live, 1965)
A string of hits followed: “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971), and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), about the small town where Tina was born.
However, fame hid a much darker reality – the singer experienced physical and emotional violence from her husband.
He was the one who changed her name from Anna Mae Bullock to Tina Turner, a decision he made without her knowledge and which was one example of his bossy behavior.
In 2018, T.Turner recalled the trauma he experienced during their relationship. in the published memoir “My Love Story” (My Love Story), in which she compared sex with her husband to “a kind of rape”.
Vida Press photo/Tina Turner with Ike Turner
“He used my nose as a punching bag so many times I could taste the blood running down my throat as I sang,” she wrote. in 1978 Tina divorced her abusive husband, started a solo career and achieved even greater success.
Turner became one of the biggest pop and rock stars of the 1970s and 1980s, performing such hits as ‘Steamy Windows’, ‘The Best’, the James Bond song ‘GoldenEye’, ‘I Don’t Wanna Fight’ and a duet with Rod Stewart. It Takes Two’.
VIDEO: Tina Turner – The Best
In November 1983, she covered Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and it became an instant hit. In June 1984, Tina released the album Private Dancer and its second single, What’s Love Got to Do with It, which, like the entire album, became a worldwide hit.
The singer, called the Queen of Rock and Roll, was famous for her lively, energetic performances on stage and sharp, powerful vocals.
Vida Press photo/Tina Turner in 1985
VIDEO: Tina Turner – Proud Mary – Live at Wembley (2000)
Tina Turner has received 12 Grammy Awards, including eight competition awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. in 2021 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, first inducted in 1991. along with ex-husband Ike Turner.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame noted at the time that she “expanded the once limited idea of how a black woman could conquer the stage and be both powerful and multifaceted.”
Younger music stars who have felt her influence include Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monae and Rihanna.
Vida Press photo/Tina Turner in Mad Max. Kingdom of Thunder”
Tina Turner also starred in 1985. in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which featured her next hit, We Don’t Need Another Hero.
The stage icon found personal happiness with her second husband, German music manager Erwin Bach. They started dating in the mid-1970s, and in 2013. got married
The couple lived in Switzerland, and eventually T. Turner accepted Swiss citizenship. in 2017 he donated one of his kidneys to her when she was diagnosed with kidney failure.
Reuters/Scanpix Photo/Erwin Bach and Tina Turner
December 8, 2022 Tina Turner’s son Ronnie Turner (62) has died. Ronnie Turner was Tina Turner’s only surviving son. His older brother, Craig, died in 2018. – at the age of 59, he committed suicide with a firearm.
At the time, the singer did not comment on her son’s death, but three months later she gave an interview to the BBC, in which she testified that she did not know what made him make such a decision. Tina said that Craig had just met a special woman at that time. Tina’s eldest son was born when she was only eighteen. Craig’s biological father is Kings of Rhythm musician Raymond Hill. True, he did not raise his son. Craig was adopted by Tina’s second husband, Ike Turner.
Photo by Ben Pester/Tina Turner
About the life story of Tina Turner in 1993. produced the biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, which earned Angela Bassett an Oscar nomination for her starring role, and the hit musical Tina: The Musical. HBO also made a documentary about the queen of rock and roll, Tina in 2021.
In an interview with Marie Claire South Africa in 2018, Turner said: “Tina Tina is one of the biggest stars in music. People think my life has been hard, but I think it’s been an amazing journey. The older you get, the more you realize that it’s not what happened, but how you deal with it.”