Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, dies aged 83
Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, dies aged 83on Wednesday.
As reported, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s has died aged 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
In a statement, her spokesperson said: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
Turner first found fame in the 1960s alongside ex-husband Ike Turner, with the classic song River Deep, Mountain High among their repertoire.
Pop hits like The Best and What’s Love Got to Do With It made her a superstar. Her reign as a solo artist gained steam in 1984 when she released “Private Dancer.”
She was a survivor of domestic abuse who went on to inspire other women. She overcame hardships and abuse to become one of the most popular artists of all time.
Famed, for her raunchy and energetic stage performances and husky, powerful vocals, Turner won eight Grammy Awards.
She was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a solo artist, having first been inducted alongside Ike Turner in 1991.
Following the news of her demise, tributes are pouring in on social media timelines for the US-born music icon.
What a woman, what a life, what a voice! One of the GREATS!
Such sad news.
R.I.P ❤️🙏 #tinaturner pic.twitter.com/x0JU3xs19H
— Rick Astley (@rickastley) May 24, 2023
tina turner performing “proud mary” to a sold out, enraptured crowd at wembley stadium at age 60.
tina annihilated the presumption that a woman entertainer was “washed up” by her middle-aged years; the queen of rock and roll only got better with age. pic.twitter.com/h8pSIV6FjI
— izzy | fan account (@peacelovemjj) May 24, 2023
Simply the best. Music legend Tina Turner sparkled across the stage and into millions of hearts as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. Her legacy will forever live among the stars. pic.twitter.com/W0OGq61vwT
— NASA (@NASA) May 24, 2023
Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll & first Black artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, has died at 83. This pioneer was a true music icon & embodiment of resilience who so many Black women admired. Our esteem for her strength will live on! Rest In Power, Tina. pic.twitter.com/s5brlwOEoa
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) May 24, 2023
Heaven has gained an angel.
Rest in Paradise Tina Turner.
Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all. pic.twitter.com/JMxa9kBsmF
— Ciara (@ciara) May 24, 2023