Tina Turner

Legendary singer, Tina Turner had a music career that spanned over 40 years. Reuters reports that according to her representative, the iconic musician died today (May 24). She died “peacefully” after a lengthy illness, at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland (near Zürich). She was 83 years old.

A post shared on Turner’s official Instagram page confirms the news of the singers, passing.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted… | Tina Turner (@tinaturner) on Instagram

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It reads “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. (© Peter Lindbergh)”
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Husband-and-wife R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner pose for a portrait in circa 1963

Tina Turner‘s start in music began in the 1960’s and early 70’s alongside her late husband, Ike Turner. The duo performed live as the Ike & Tina Turner Revue from 1960 to 1976. The duo had a string of R&B hits with their early recordings “A Fool in Love”, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, “I Idolize You”, “Poor Fool”, and “Tra La La La La”.

Ike & Tina Turner were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. They have two singles inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary”. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 2 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.

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Tina Turner (pictured performing live at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds on 30th May 1987

In the 80’s after a divorce from Ike, Turner re-launched her career solo, and it happens to be “one of the greatest comebacks in music history”.

Her 1984 multi-platinum album Private Dancer contained the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became her first and only number one song on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album also contains hit singles, “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “Typical Male”, “The Best”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight” and “GoldenEye”.

Turner also acted in the films Tommy (1975) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). In 1993, “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, a biographical film adapted from her autobiography I, Tina: My Life Story”, was released.

Tina Turner retired in 2009 after completing her Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour, which is the 15th highest-grossing tour of the 2000s. 

Tina Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, with over 100 million records sold worldwide! In her 40 Years in music, she received 12 Grammy Awards, which include eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tina Turner

She was the first black artist and first woman to be on the cover of Rolling StoneRolling Stone ranked her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time!

Tina Turner had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Once with Ike Turner in 1991, and as a solo artist in 2021. She was also a 2005 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and Women of the Year award.

She will be greatly missed. The world lost an iconic woman. RIP Tina Turner ♪

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