LA Times courtesy
NEW YORK City — Tina Turner, the iconic figure known as the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ passed away at the age of 83.
Throughout her extraordinary career, she captivated audiences with her unstoppable talent and stage presence.
Initially collaborating with her former husband Ike Turner, Tina achieved tremendous success with a string of hit records and electrifying live performances during the 1960s and 1970s.
Despite enduring a horrifying marriage, she emerged victorious and found triumph in her later years, most notably with her chart-topping anthem “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
On Tuesday, Turner passed away at her residence in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, following a prolonged illness, as confirmed by her manager. Having obtained Swiss citizenship a decade ago, her journey took her from being born Anna Mae Bullock in a segregated Tennessee hospital to residing in a sprawling 260,000-square-foot estate on Lake Zurich.
Tina Turner overcame immense physical abuse, emotional devastation, and financial ruin from her tumultuous 20-year relationship with Ike.
In her forties, an age when many of her contemporaries were winding down, she rose to superstardom in her own right and remained a highly sought-after concert performer for years to come. (Source: Online/ai/mtvn)