Tina Turner, the legendary singer, and icon of rock and roll, passed away on May 24, 2023, at the age of 83. She died at her home in Switzerland after battling cancer and undergoing a kidney transplant.
Turner was known for her powerful voice, energetic performances, and inspiring life story. She rose to fame in the 1960s with her husband Ike Turner, but later divorced him after years of abuse. She made a successful comeback in the 1980s with hits like “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” and “The Best”. She won 12 Grammy Awards and sold over 200 million records worldwide. She also became a Swiss citizen in 2013 and married her longtime partner Erwin Bach.
Turner’s funeral will be a small and private affair for her close friends and family, according to her personal assistant Eddy Hampton. She did not want a big public funeral and preferred to be cremated. Hampton said that a memorial concert might be held later to honor her legacy. Turner’s fans and admirers have expressed their grief and gratitude for her music and influence. Among them are celebrities like Beyoncé, Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Lizzo, and Chris Martin. Even world leaders like US President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, and King Charles III paid their respects to the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.