Geneva (EFE).- The singer Tina Turner died today at the age of 83 near Zurich (Switzerland), her spokesperson announced in a statement.
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll,’ died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness at her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland,” the statement said.
The rock star’s real name was Anna Mae Bullock, born on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee (United States).
It was her album Let’s Stay Together, by singer d’Al Green, which made her rise to world fame in 1972 and twelve years later she would release her fifth album, which would elevate her to the pinnacle of success with sales of eight million copies. copies and tours in which she filled so many stadiums that the Guinness Record considered her the artist who had gathered the most public in her concerts.
Otros grandes éxitos fueron “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Private Dancer”, “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” and “The Best”.
“With her music and endless passion for life, she wowed millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music, ”says the singer’s Instagram account.
Tina Turner left Switzerland in 1995
Turner settled in Switzerland in 1995 together with her husband, the German music producer Erwin Bach, and in 2013 she renounced her US nationality and adopted that of her country of residence.
The same year that she was naturalized as a Swiss citizen, Turner suffered a stroke and three years later it was revealed that she had cancer.
Their sorrows were compounded by the deaths of two of their four children, Craig in 2018 and Ronnie last year.
There will be a strictly private funeral ceremony for Turner, with his family and close friends in attendance.