Tina Turner, Queen of Rock & Roll, Dies at 83
American “Queen of Rock 'n' Roll” and singer-songwriter Tina Turner died at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, at aged 83 on May 24, 2023.
She had a long battle with cancer, stroke, and kidney failure in her later years.
Her family said in a 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.”
She began her career with Ike Turner's band the Kings of Rhythm as a vocalist in 1957. Later, they formed Ike & Tina Turner and released 22 studio albums.
In 1974, she started her solo career and left Ike & Tina Turner in 1976 (she divorced with Ike Turner in 1978). She had released 10 solo studio albums.
Tina Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. She won eight Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a solo artist, having earlier been inducted alongside Ike Turner.
In 1986, she issued her first memoir “I, Tina”. After that, she published “My Love Story: A Memoir”, “Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good”, and “Tina Turner: That's My Life”.
Also, she had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
- The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger wrote, “I'm so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams wrote, “RIP my dear Tina Turner I'll be forever grateful for you bringing me on tour, going in the studio together and most of all, being your friend. Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your unbelievable voice. My condolences to Erwin and your family. It's Only Love...and that's all.”
Michelle Obama wrote, “Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy. Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade.“
Norwegian DJ Kygo wrote, “Rest in peace to one of the true greats Tina Turner. You were a big inspiration to so many people for decades, including me! I was honored to do a remix of 'What's Love Got To Do With It' back in 2020 and that will always be a highlight for me in my career.”
- source : BBC