Legendary singer and performer, Tina Turner, has died at the age of 83 after a long illness.
The 'Queen of Rock 'n Roll' passed away peacefully on Wednesday in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. She was known for her powerful and gritty vocals as well as her blistering performances.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. She began her career as part of the duo Ike & Tina Turner Revue before embarking on a solo career in 1975 with the release of her album "Private Dancer". The album sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and earned Turner three Grammy Awards.
Throughout her career she released numerous albums and singles that topped the charts around the world. Her most successful single was "What's Love Got to Do With It" which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984.
In addition to music, Turner had a successful acting career with roles in films such as Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Last Action Hero (1993). She also wrote two autobiographies: I, Tina (1986) and My Love Story (2018).
Tina Turner was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1991. In 2019 she received Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement.
The news comes just over a month after Turner confirmed that her son Ronnie had died in December 2022