Queen Of Rock & Roll: Tina Turner Dead At 83

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Tragic breaking news as the queen of rock and roll, Tina Turner, has been confirmed dead at the age of 83. How did the woman who is credited for playing a huge role in pioneering the rock and roll genre of music pass away? Keep reading for the tragic details.

Queen of Rock & Roll: Tina Turner Dead At 83

Tina Turner’s publicist confirmed to several media outlets that the legendary rock and roll singer passed away at the age of 83 after succumbing to her battle with a long illness.

According to The Guardian, the singer has had a rough bout with her health in the past for years. Back in 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. And, she ended up having a kidney transplant just a year later.

Per TMZ, reps of Tina Turner issued an official statement regarding her passing:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.

How She Become Tina Turner

Born in Tennessee under the name Anna Mae Bullock, the singer was raised in a small town called Nutbush. After moving to St. Louis, she spent a lot of her free time at nightclubs where she met a man named Ike Turner in the late 1950s.

After he listened to Tina sing he fell in love with her voice and quickly made her the featured singer of his band. By the 1960s, she was reinvented as “Tina Turner” and they put their hit song out into the world called “A Fool In Love.”

In 1962, Tina and Ike got married and became one of the most successful and well-known musical duos of the 60s and 70s. Some of their most hit songs included “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” and “Proud Mary.”

Tina and Ike Turner, sadly, were not an everlasting love. The singers went separate ways in 1976 and got divorced two years later in 1978. Years down the line, in her autobiography, Tina revealed her relationship with Ike wasn’t as happy as it seemed as she was a victim of domestic abuse.

In the 1980s, Tina Turner created a new name for herself as she launched one of the most successful comebacks as a solo artist after previously being part of a group act.

She went on to release several massive hits including “What’s Love Got to Do” and “I Can’t Stand The Rain.”

Rest in peace, Tina Turner.

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