Singer Tina Turner passed away at the age of 83

Singer Tina Turner, one of rock’s best-known voices who produced hits including Proud Mary and The Best, has died at the age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist Bernard Doherty told the PA news agency. .

In a career spanning more than 60 years, the American-Swiss singer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, won eight competitive Grammy Awards and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. .

Her autobiography, I, Tina, was adapted into the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do With It, which dramatized the mother of two’s famously turbulent relationship with Ike Turner and starred Angela Bassett as Tina. He was also nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Biopic.

Turner, widely known as the Queen of Rock and Roll, married her longtime German boyfriend, music executive Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony in 2013 and has lived with him in Switzerland since 1994.

It was the second marriage for the music star, who was previously married to musician Ike from 1962 to 1978.

In her 1986 book, the singer told a harrowing tale of abuse, including a broken nose, during her marriage to Ike.

Ike died in December 2007 and Tina’s spokeswoman at the time was quoted as saying: “Tina knows Ike passed away earlier today. Haven’t had contact with him in 35 years. No further comment Will go.”

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She had suffered frail health in recent years, having been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

In the autobiography Tina Turner: My Love Story, published in 2018, she revealed that Bach saved her life by donating one of his kidneys.

His famous track list over the years has included the Bond theme track for 1995’s GoldenEye, with the tune of the same name co-written by Bono and The Age of U2 fame, and other tracks on We Don’t Need Another Hero ( Thunderdome), What’s Love Got to Do With It, Private Dancer, Let’s Stay Together and many more.

In 2008 she dueted with Beyoncé at the Grammys for her rendition of Proud Mary, with both powerful singers wearing stunning outfits that mirrored each other’s choreography.

Other notable duets in her career included performing with David Bowie and in 1985 she shared the stage with Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones during Live Aid.

Last year, Turner said following the death of his son Ronnie at the age of 62 that he “left the world too early”.

Their other biological son, Craig Raymond Turner, died in 2018 at the age of 59.

In 2005 President George W. Bush famously described her feet as “the most famous in showbusiness” and it was reported that she had insured them for hundreds of millions of US dollars.

A musical based on her life, titled Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, opened on London’s West End in 2018.

Her career expanded beyond music, starring in the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome alongside Mel Gibson, and she also appeared in 1993’s Last Action Hero.

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The company said it will sell its share of its recordings, its music publishing author’s share and the rights to its back catalog after signing over its name, image and likeness after reaching an agreement with BMG for an undisclosed amount in 2021. Sold it.

His solo works include 10 studio albums, two live albums, two soundtracks and five compilations, which together have sold over 100 million records.

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