Tina Turner dies at 83

Turner died at home in Switzerland

Rock icon Tina Turner has died after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. Turner was 83 and died peacefully today (Wed, May 24th), her label BMG confirms.

A private funeral will be attended by close friends and family. Her label asks for privacy for her family during this difficult time.

The Queen of Rock and Roll was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. She became famous in the late 1960s as the singer of Ike & Tina Turner Revue, but later became a successful solo artist. Turner thrilled millions of fans across the globe with her inexhaustible vitality, and charted hits such as “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Private Dancer” and “The Best.”

Among her many accomplishments, Turner has received 12 Grammy Awards, has been inducted twice into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame, was the first black artist and the first female artist to feature on the cover of Rolling Stone, and was awarded the Légion d’honneur by the French Government. She has sold more than 180 million albums worldwide.

Turner’s life has been immortalized in at least three documentaries including HBO’s 2021 production Tina. Her story was also featured in the 1993 film drama What’s Love Got To Do With It and in the stage musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical which received a Tony Award and an Olivier Award.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com