Tina Turner passed away: Latest news and tributes after the death of Simply the Best singer at the age of 83

Legendary singer Tina Turner dies at 83

Tina Turner died of natural causes on Wednesday (May 24), it has been confirmed.

“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n’Roll’ passed away peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,” her publicist said in a statement.

“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

The singer rose to prominence for performing with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s before overcoming his violent, abusive behavior to become a chart-topping solo artist.

Turner earned a legion of fans for her captivating live performances and was best known for songs like “Private Dancer,” “The Best,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” and “Proud Mary.”

Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner would go on to sell more than 180 million albums and win 12 Grammy Awards.

Turner was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and received a kidney transplant in 2017.

Entertainment stars including Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, Rosario Dawson, Paloma Faith and Naomi Campbell paid tribute to the iconic singer.


Tina Turner’s death revealed after she died aged 83

Tina Turner’s cause of death has been revealed, the day after she passed away ‘peacefully’ after a ‘prolonged illness’.

On Thursday (May 25), the Daily mail confirmed that the legendary singer died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland. She turned 83.

Tina Turner (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Singer passed away on Wednesday, May 24

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In Pictures: Tina Turner, Queen of rock ‘n’ roll whose career spanned 60 years

The Independents Joe Middleton takes a look at some of the most striking photos from Tina Turner’s amazing life.

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Watch: Lizzo performs “Proud Mary” in honor of Tina Turner

Lizzo pays tribute to Tina Turner with portrayal of Proud Mary

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Throwback video of Tina Turner performing with Mick Jagger for Live Aid 1985

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Watch: Tina Turner explains why she renounced US citizenship

Tina Turner explains why she renounced US citizenship

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Fans leave flowers, upright shrine, at Tina Turner’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Fans have created a makeshift memorial at Tina Turner’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Devotees placed flowers, a wreath and personal messages for Turner at the memorial near the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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Beyoncé leads celebrity tributes to ‘icon’ Tina Turner

After the news of Turner’s death, Beyoncé dedicated a special message to the “icon”.

“My beloved queen, I love you infinitely,” she wrote in a post on her official website. “I am so thankful for your inspiration and all the ways you paved the way.

Find other celebrities who have paid their respects here:

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Queen of Rock’n Roll passed away at the age of 83 after a long illness

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Diana Ross says she is “shocked and saddened” by Turner’s death

Legendary singer Diana Ross has paid tribute to fellow hitmaker and close friend Tina Turner following her death in Switzerland on Wednesday.

“Shocked. sad. My condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones,” Ross wrote in a Twitter post.

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‘We say goodbye to a dear friend’

A tribute on Tina Turner’s official social media accounts has praised the “boundless passion for life”.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the post said.

“With her music and boundless passion for life, she captivated fans around the world and inspired future stars. We say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us her greatest work; her music. Tina, we will miss you very much.”

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Turner shone a ‘light on kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation’

In 2016, Tina Turner spoke publicly about being diagnosed with her kidney disease and would receive a transplant from her husband Erwin Bach the following year.

The singer “helped shine a light on kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation”, Kidney Care UK said in a statement after her death.

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