Music legend Tina Turner dies at age 83

Source: The Hill | May 24, 2023 | Jared Gans

Tina Turner — a musical artist dubbed as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and known for multiple hits that reached the top of the charts in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, died on Tuesday. She was 83.

Turner’s manager confirmed Turner died after a long illness at her home near Zurich, Switzerland. She became a Swiss citizen a decade ago.

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Turner brought together pop, rock and rhythm and blues into her work. She worked alongside her husband at the time, Ike Turner, for more than a decade, producing hit songs like “River Deep, Mountain High.”

She then pursued her own solo career in the 1980s, topping the charts with hits like “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “We Don’t Need Another Hero.”

Selling more than 150 million records throughout the world, Turner’s main trademarks included her alto voice and a range of wigs that she wore. She and Ike were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and she joined as a solo performer in 2021.

She was honored by the Kennedy Center in 2005, during which she received praise from other stars like Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey.



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    Turner was a magnificent performer and a strong woman. She had a tough life: born in proverty, dysfunctional family, married to a wife beater who kept her down. She could have ended up as just another statistic. But she pulled herself up and made herself into a superstar. Rest in peace, Miss Turner.

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