The iconic singer Tina Turner died at the age of 83, as announced by her press representative.

In a statement he said: ‘Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness at 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 rock’s most beloved female singers, known for her stage presence as well as a string of now timeless hits.

About 6 months ago, her second son passed away at the age of 62, Ronnie Turner.

His death came just four years after the singer’s eldest son Craig, who took his own life in July 2018 aged 59.

He was born in 1939 as Anna May Bullock in Natbus, Tennessee.

In 1960, her partner and collaborator Ike Turner changed her name to Tina Turner.

In 1962 she married Ike Turner and their marriage ended in 1978. According to what Turner wrote in her autobiography, her husband was violent and often abused her.

In 1985 she met Erwin Bach, whom she married in 2013.

In the same year, he acquired Swiss citizenship and renounced his American one.

She gained widespread fame with Ike Turner’s band Kings of Rhythm before recording her own singles both with Ike Turner and as a solo artist.

She is one of the world’s best-selling recording artists, referred to as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and has sold over 200 million records and singles worldwide.

She became known for her energy on stage, her powerful vocals and her long career.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Turner has sold the most concert tickets of any artist in music history.

Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee.

He lived in almost all the southeastern states of the United States and began singing in local church choirs. She began her career in 1958 as a singer with Ike Turner’s band Kings of Rhythm, initially recording under the name “Little Ann”.

Her first public appearance under the name Tina Turner was in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of major hits including “A Fool in Love”, “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song he wrote the same. In her autobiography I, Tina (1986), she revealed several moments of severe abuse of her by Ike Turner before their separation in 1976 and subsequent divorce in 1978.

Raised a Baptist, she converted to Buddhism in 1971 thanks to the Nam Myoho Renge Kyo hymn, which Turner has credited with helping her through difficult times.

After her divorce from Ike, she rebuilt her career by performing concerts.

In the 1980s, Turner made a resounding return to the discography with several hits, beginning in late 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together”, followed in 1984 by the release of her fifth solo album, Private Dancer, which became a worldwide hit. success.

The record included the song “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, which became Turner’s biggest hit and won four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year.

Her solo success continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s with platinum records including Break Every Rule and Foreign Affair as well as singles such as “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “Typical Male”, “The Best”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight” and “GoldenEye”, along with the title song for the James Bond film (1995).

In 1993, the film What’s Love Got to Do with It, a biopic adapted from her autobiography, was released along with a soundtrack album. Alongside her music career, Turner also achieved fame through acting as she appeared in films, including the role of Acid Queen in the rock musical Tommy (1975), the lead role in the action film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) alongside Mel Gibson and a role in Last Action Hero (1993).

In 2008 Turner returned to recording after a brief hiatus with the Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. This tour became one of the highest-grossing shows of 2008–09.

Although Turner is an American citizen by birth, she renounced her American citizenship in 2013 when she acquired Swiss citizenship.

Throughout her career, Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and one Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the only female artist to have received consecutive Grammy Award nominations in the pop, rock and R&B categories.

In 1993, the World Music Awards recognized her years and contribution to the music industry and presented her with the Legend Award.

In 2000 Turner became the female artist with the most concerts in a single year, including 25 concerts at Wembley Arena and 5 concerts at Wembley Stadium (three in 1996 and two in 2000).

In the UK, she is the first female artist to have top 40 hits for six consecutive decades.

34 of her hits have been included in the top 40. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Turner 63rd on their list

100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 17th on the list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In 1991, Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Turner has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and her own star on the St. Louis. In 2014 he received the Soul Music Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award.