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Tina Turner, Queen of Rock and Roll, Dies at 83

Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock and Roll, died peacefully at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, on Tuesday, May 24, 2023. She was 83 years old.

Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, in 1939. She began her music career in the early 1950s, singing with Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm. The couple married in 1962 and had two children together.

Turner and Ike Turner went on to have a successful career as a duo, scoring hits with songs like "River Deep – Mountain High" and "Proud Mary." However, their marriage was also marked by domestic violence. In 1976, Turner left Ike Turner and began a successful solo career.



Turner's solo career was even more successful than her work with Ike Turner. She released a string of hit albums, including "Private Dancer" (1984), "Break Every Rule" (1986), and "Foreign Affair" (1989). She also starred in the 1993 film "What's Love Got to Do with It," which was based on her life story.

Turner retired from music in 2009, but she continued to tour and perform occasionally. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Turner's death is a major loss for the music world. She was a true icon, and her music will continue to inspire and entertain people for generations to come.

In a statement, Turner's family said: "Tina was a wonderful human being, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She had a beautiful, powerful voice and a gift for connecting with people on a deep level. Her music will live on forever."

Turner's funeral will be private, but a public memorial service will be held at a later date.

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