Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer teamed with her husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s. Endured her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping single. “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” has died at the age of 83.
According to her manager, Turner passed away on Wednesday after a lengthy illness at her residence in Küsnacht, near Zurich. She became a citizen of Switzerland a decade ago.
Few personalities travelled as far and overcame as much as Anna Mae Bullock. Moreover, she was born in a segregated Tennessee hospital and spent her later years on a 260-acre estate on Lake Zurich. Physically abused, emotionally devastated, and financially ruined by her 20-year relationship with Ike. Turner emerged as a solo sensation in her forties. At a time when most of her contemporaries were on the decline. Remained a top concert attraction for decades after.
Goodbye from this world
How do we bid goodbye to a woman who took ownership of her pain and trauma and used it to help change the world? Angela Bassett. Who portrayed Turner in the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” released the following statement.
Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love and compassion. And freedom should look like this through her courage in telling her story. Her commitment to stay the course in her life no matter the sacrifice. And her determination to carve out a place in rock ‘n’ roll for herself and for others who look like her.
The “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” was one of the world’s most popular entertainers. She has admirers including Mick Jagger, Beyoncé, and Mariah Carey. She was known for a core of pop, rock, and rhythm and blues. Including “Proud Mary,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and the hits she had in the ’80s, including “What’s Love Got to Do With It,”