Tribute to Tina Turner who has died at 83
The great Tina Turner has died at the age of 83.
The singer dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll passed away today at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, after suffering from a long illness.
“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” her spokesperson, Bernard Doherty, said in a statement to Deadline.
She has had several health setbacks in recent years including a stroke and suffered the loss of a son in 2018. But after completing a new autobiography she showed in interviews that she was one helluva survivor. In the fall of 2018, a musical based on her life opened on Broadway.
She came back from years of domestic violence at the hands of ex-husband and ex-singing partner Ike Turner with whom she had such hits as A Fool in Love, River Deep – Mountain High, Proud Mary and Nutbush City Limits.
On her own she’s been a far bigger star with so many hits including Simply the Best, Let’s Stay Together, We Don’t Need Another Hero , Better Be Good to Me, Private Dancer, I Don’t Wanna Fight, Typical Male and What You Get Is What You See.
Turner won 12 Grammy Awards during her career and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Additionally, three of her singles — “River Deep – Mountain High” (1999), “Proud Mary” (2003), and “What’s Love Got To Do With It” (2012) — were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, in 1991 with Ike Turner and again in 2021 as a solo artist.
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