Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock & Roll, died peacefully on Wednesday at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, after a long illness. She was 83.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, in 1939. She began her career in the 1950s as a backup singer for Ike Turner, whom she later married. The couple had a successful career together, but their marriage was also marked by domestic abuse. Turner left Ike in 1976 and began a solo career.
Turner’s solo career was even more successful than her work with Ike. She released a string of hit albums, including “Private Dancer” (1984) and “Break Every Rule” (1986). She also starred in the Broadway musical “The Tina Turner Show” in 1993.
Turner retired from music in 2009, but she continued to tour and make public appearances. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.
Turner was a cultural icon who inspired generations of musicians and performers. She was a powerful and charismatic performer who broke down barriers for women in rock music. She will be remembered as one of the greatest singers of all time.
Tributes pour in for Tina Turner
Tributes have poured in for Tina Turner following her death on Wednesday.
“Tina Turner was an inspiration to me,” said Beyoncé. “She showed me that it was possible to be a strong, independent woman in the music industry. She will be missed.”
“Tina Turner was a force of nature,” said Mick Jagger. “She was one of the greatest singers of all time, and her music will live on forever.”
“Tina Turner was a pioneer,” said Dolly Parton. “She broke down barriers for women in music, and she paved the way for so many other female artists. She will be remembered as a legend.”
Tina Turner’s legacy
Tina Turner’s legacy is one of strength, courage, and perseverance. She overcame domestic abuse and industry indifference to become one of the most successful and influential singers of all time. She was a role model for women everywhere, and her music will continue to inspire generations to come.