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Singer Tina Turner Dies Aged 83

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

08:55 24 May 2023

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Tina Turner has died aged 83, her spokesperson has confirmed.

In a statement, they said: "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 Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.

"With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model".

The US-born star was one of the best-loved female rock singers, known for her on-stage presence and a string of hits including 'The Best', 'Proud Mary', 'Private Dancer' and 'What's Love Got to Do With It'.

She first found fame alongside ex-husband Ike Turner, with the classic song 'River Deep, Mountain High' among their repertoire.

The abuse Ike subjected his wife to was documented in a 1993 Hollywood biopic - also called 'What's Love Got to Do With It' - starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.

Her life story was also immortalised in a popular stage show, which is still running on London's West End.

Turner sold more than 180 million albums over her career and earned 12 Grammy Awards.

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