Tina Turner remembered for ‘boundless passion for life’ after death aged 83

Tina Turner has been remembered for her “boundless passion for life” that “inspired the stars of tomorrow” after her death at the age of 83.

The singer, one of rock’s best-known voices who penned hits including Proud Mary and The Best, died Wednesday at her home in Switzerland after a long illness.

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. .

His publicist Bernard Doherty told the PA news agency that Turner died “peacefully” after a long illness at his home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland.

“With him, the world has lost a musical legend and a role model,” read a statement from Mr Doherty.

“With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many subsequent generations of artists.”

The statement said a private funeral ceremony, attended by close friends and family, would be held and further press inquiries would not be answered.

A statement posted on Turner’s official Instagram read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner.

“With his music and his boundless passion for life, he has enthralled millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.

“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us one of our greatest things: her music. All our heartfelt condolences go out to her family. Tina, we will miss you so much.”

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Roger Davies, the singer’s manager of 30 years, paid tribute to the star, saying: “Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent.

“From the time I first met him in 1980, he had a belief in himself that very few people do at that time.

“It was a privilege and an honor to be his manager as well as a close friend for over 30 years. I will miss him deeply.

Following the announcement, stars including Sir Mick Jagger, Gloria Gaynor, Rick Astley, Paloma Faith and model Naomi Campbell paid tribute to Turner, widely known as the Queen of Rock and Roll.

Turner’s famously turbulent life and relationships were the subject of several adaptations on both stage and screen.

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

Turner 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.

Their famous track list over the years includes 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 We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome), among other tracks. Are. 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 his career included performing with David Bowie and sharing the stage with Sir Mick and The Rolling Stones during Live Aid in 1985.

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.

BMG chief executive Hartwig Masuch paid tribute to Turner following her death, saying: “There will be only one Tina Turner.

“His music and his life’s journey have touched so many people. We send our condolences to her dear manager and husband Irwin and all who loved her.

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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