Legendary singer and ‘Queen of Rock n Roll’, Tina Turner died at the age of 83 on May 24, 2023. She had suffered a number of health issues in recent years including cancer, a stroke and kidney failure. He soul classics and pop hits like The Best and What’s Love Got to Do With It made her a superstar and a force to be reckoned with. Her death was announced on her official Instagram page.
She attained stardom alongside her former husband Ike Turner in the 1960s with songs such as Proud Mary and River Deep, Mountain High. However, she divorced Ike in 1978 on grounds of domestic and physical abuse and went on to find even greater success as a solo artist in the 1980s.
She was popularly called Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and was famous for her raunchy and energetic stage performances and husky, powerful vocals. Although she did not write her own songs but they always topped the charts, landing around dozen of them in the Top 40. Her 1988 show in Rio de Janeiro drew 180,000 people, which remains one of the largest concert audiences for any single performer.
Tina’s death was mourned by several celebs including Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, US President Joe Biden, Sir Elton John, Viola Davis, Gloria Gaynor, Naomi Campbell, Basketball legend Magic Johnson, Kelly Rowland, Debbie Harry and several others.