After a protracted illness, Tina Turner, a pioneer of rock 'n' roll who rose to fame as a pop icon in the 1980s, passed away at the age of 83. Turner has recently experienced a number of health problems, including kidney failure, cancer, and a stroke.
The singer, who was born in the US, reportedly passed away peacefully at her home in Küsnacht, a Swiss town near Zurich. After a protracted illness, the 'Queen of Rock'n Roll' passed away peacefully today at the age of 83, according to a statement from her representative.
Turner received tributes from famous people and admirers around, with Beyoncé describing her as the "epitome of passion and power."
As soon as the public learned of her passing, tributes began to stream in. The Obamas praised the rock star for "singing her truth through joy and pain," while the White House lamented the "massive loss" of the performer. US President Joe Biden praised Turner's "once-in-a-generation talent" and referred to her "humble beginnings on the farm."
Several prominent musicians also have paid their tribute including Mick Jagger, who took to twitter to express his grief.
In the 1960s, she and her husband Ike achieved renown with songs like Proud Mary and River Deep, Mountain High. After divorcing the controlling Ike in 1978, she went on to enjoy more solo success in the 1980s.
Turner was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a solo artist after being inducted alongside Ike Turner in 1991. Turner has received eight Grammy Awards.
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