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How did Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner Die at 83?


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon died at her home in Switzerland ON May 24, 2023. Tina Turner’s cause of death is recognized as a longtime illness.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed through a statement on her official social media accounts.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner … Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music,” the statement reads.

Tina Turner's cause of death is recognized as a longtime illness.

The legendary singer had suffered ill health in recent years and was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and had a kidney transplant in 2017.

Tina Turner whose real name was Anna Mae Bullock was born on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee, U.S. She was known as a singer, dancer, actress, and author.

Widely referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, Turner rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a career as a solo performer.

She began her career with Ike Turner‘s Kings of Rhythm in 1957. Under the name, Little Ann, Tina appeared on her first record, “Boxtop”, in 1958.

In 1960, Turner debuted as Tina Turner with the hit duet single “A Fool in Love”. The duo Ike & Tina Turner is “one of the most formidable live acts in history”.

They released hits such as “River Deep – Mountain High”, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, “Proud Mary”, and “Nutbush City Limits“, before disbanding in 1976.

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Details of Tina Turner’s Cause of Death Announced

Long illness is reported as Tina Turner’s cause of death at the age of 83. In 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer and had a kidney transplant in 2017.

In the 1980s, Turner launched “one of the greatest comebacks in music history”. Her 1984 album Private Dancer contained the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It“.

Aged 44, Tina was the oldest female solo artist to top the Hot 100. Her chart success continued with “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “Better Be Good to Me“, “Private Dancer”, “Typical Male”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight”, “The Best”, and “GoldenEye”.

Tina Turner's cause of death is recognized as a longtime illness.

During her Break Every Rule World Tour in 1988, Tina set a then–Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience (180,000) for a solo performer.

Turner acted in the films Tommy (1975) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). In 1993, the biographical film, What’s Love Got to Do with It, adapted from her autobiography I, Tina: My Life Story, was released.

In 2009, she retired after completing her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour, which is the 15th-highest-grossing tour of the 2000s. Turner became the subject of the jukebox musical Tina in 2018.

In addition to her nine career Grammy Awards, she was recognized with a Kennedy Center Honor in 2005, as well as a 2018 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards in 1999, 2003, and 2012.

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