• Tuesday, 21 May 2024

"Queen of Rock n Roll", Tina Turner dead at 83

"What's Love Got To Do with It" singer, Tina Turner has passed away at 83. In a statement announced by her publicist Bernard Doherty on Wednesday night stated that "Tina Turner the Queen of Rock n Roll has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnatch near Zurich, Switzerland. With her the world loses a music legend and a role model."

The singer became a force to be reckoned with during the 1960s alongside her husband Ike Turner. The duo recorded songs like Proud Mary and River Deep that topped the US charts.

Tina found even more success as a solo artist earning the title "Queen of Rock n Roll" for her energetic performances and powerful vocals.

Her solo album "Private Dancer" featured hits like "What's Love Got To Do with It" and "Better Be Good To Me" that earned her 3 Grammys in 1985.

Her autobiography titled " I, Tina" discussed her marriage to abusive husband IKe. Tina was viewed as a pillar of strengthen to not only black women but also women who have been in abusive marriages and relationships.

The singer won 8 Grammy Awards throughout her career and was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.

Different celebrities and artists took to social media to celebrate the life of the pop star, many terming her as a great role model, inspiration and the epitome of strength and resilience. 

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