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8 times Grammy winner, Tina Turner dies at 82

American veteran Rock Musician, Tina Turner passed on yesterday at age 83 at Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland following an illness which has not been disclosed.

Yesterday in a  statement, her representative 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,”

Many people have expressed their condolences to the Vocalist’s family and has shared the Great achievements she chalked in her career.

Mick Jagger tweeted “I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner.She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her”

Sir Elton John also tweeted”We have lost one of the world’s most exciting and electric performers. A total legend of record and on stage. She was untouchable. Condolence to Erwin and her family. “

She previously had an intestinal cancer and also suffered a stroke. Turner disclosed in 2018 that, her husband donated his kidney to save her life during when she had dilemmas on euthanasia.

The eight times Grammy winner was a 1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and had recognition for the feats made in her career at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors.

The Rockstar’s fame creamed the globe in 1984 with her Capitol Records album “Private Dancer which came a decade after her crossover hit “Proud Mary” with her husband Ike Turner in 1971.

The album made a Whooping sale of Five million copies and gained her 4 Grammy awards.

Tina Turner began her music career in her teens when she recorded with Ike Turner, her future husband, for 15 years. But in 1976, the Rock Star broke from the marriage which was abusive.

In her “I,Tina” song in 1986, she put all her experience in the toxic marriage and it became the basis for the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

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Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour is a Student Journalist at the University of Media, Arts, and Communication, Uni-MAC GIJ. He is a Research enthusiast and an avid reader.


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