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With her raspy voice and frantic movements on stage, Tina Turner conquered the audience of half the world, becoming one of the most unforgettable stars of the 80s and 90s.
Turner, known as the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” died Wednesday at the age of 83.
American born singer Later onfrom “After a long illness“ At his home in Gusnach, near Zurich, Switzerland.
“With her, the world loses A musical legend and an example to follow“His agent said in a statement.
Turner suffered a series of health problems, including cancer, a stroke and kidney failure.
The artist rose to fame with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s with songs like Proud Mary Y The river is deep, the mountain is high.
In 1978, she divorced Ike, whom she had physically and psychologically abused for years. He achieved even greater success as a singles decades of Los 80 y 90.
The singer is known for her energy on stage and her husky and powerful voice.
He won and entered 8 Grammy Awards Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 as a solo artist, originally credited with Ike in 1991.
Her life with her
Anna Mae Bullock was born on November 26, 1939 in the small town of Sidhuash, Tennessee, and had a difficult childhood, marked by her parents’ separation and a strict religious upbringing from her grandparents.
She began singing in a Baptist church, and after graduating high school, she went to work at a hospital with the goal of becoming a nurse. A visit to a nightclub where her future husband plays changes her life forever.
He first found fame One of the band’s backing singers TK TurnerThe Kings of Rhythm.
He soon fronted the group, and the pair released similar songs Fool in love oh It will work fineIt entered the US music charts in the early 1960s.
His other hits include songs like Sidhuush City Limits, Since 1973, it’s about the small town where he was born.
All these years, Physical and emotional abuse To whom he subjected her Ike It took its toll.
It was he who changed her birth name to Tina Turner, a decision he made without her knowledge, an example of his controlling behavior.
In his 2018 memoir, My love storyRemember the singer andTrauma you’ve experienced throughout your relationship.
In the book, she compared sex with her husband to “a form of rape”.
“He used my nose as a punching bag so I could taste the blood running down my throat as he sang,” she wrote.
After escaping Ike one night in 1976, she rebuilds her life He became one of the biggest pop and rock stars of the 80s and 90swith hits like Let’s be together, Steam windows, Private dancer, I don’t want to fight Y It takes two.
He also acted in the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond ThunderdomeAnother of his hits appeared in it, We don’t need another hero; and the 1975 rock opera Tommy.
A happy second marriage
She found happiness with her second husband, German music executive Erwin Bach.
They started dating in the mid-1980s and got married in 2013.
The couple lived in Switzerland And Turner accepted that country’s citizenship, renouncing his American citizenship.
After he was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2017, Bach donated one of his kidneys to her.
He lost his eldest son Craig to suicide in 2018. His father was Ike Turner’s former bandmate Raymond Hill.
His other son, Ronnie, predeceased his father, Ike Turner, in 2022. He had two stepsons, Ike Jr. and Michael, Ike’s sons from a previous relationship.
The story of Tina Turner’s life was brought to the big screen in 1993 What does this have to do with love?what It’s worth it actress Angela Bassett was nominated for an Oscar.
In 2018, a musical about the life of the singer premiered in London, which will later reach New York and other cities around the world.
In an interview in 2018, Turner said: “People think my life is hard, but I think it’s been an amazing journey. As you get older, you realize what it does to you, but how you deal with it. It is”.
As Turner’s death became known this Wednesday, many figures from the entertainment world paid tribute to him.
Legendary American singer Diana Rose, Turner, who rose to stardom around the same time, said she was “shocked” and “sorry” by the news.
“My condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones,” he wrote on Twitter.
For his part, the Rolling Stones’ singer, Mick Jagger“Deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend Tina Turner,” she said.
Jagger, who duetted with Turner in 1985, shared his condolences on Instagram, saying the singer was “spirited, warm, funny and generous.”
“She helped me a lot when I was young, and I’ll never forget her.”
Singer Gloria Gaynor Tina hailed Turner as “an iconic legend who paved the way for many women in black and white rock music.”
Another of the great pop stars, Mariah CareyAnd he paid tribute to him:
The words “legendary, iconic, diva and superstar” are often overused, but Tina Turner wrote on Twitter that she covers them all.
Gary Turner described it this way “An artist, a musicianA and an incredible pioneer”, as well as “a survivor and an inspiration to women around the world.”
Condolences were also sent to the singer’s family and friends from the White House.
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