Tina Turner dead: Queen of Rock and Roll dies aged 83 - 'Simply the best!'
By Jack Walters
Published: 24/05/2023- 19:43
Updated: 24/05/2023- 20:24
Tina Turner has died at the age of 83 after battling a lengthy illness, her spokesperson has revealed.
In a statement, her representative said: "Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock'n Roll' has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
"With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model."
The American-born singer, who later naturalised as Swiss, was one of the most well-recognised female rock singers.
Tina Turner, one of rock's most famous voices who had hits including Proud Mary and The Best, has died at the age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist has said
Turner was known for her on-stage presence.
She released a number of hit singles, including The Best and What's Love Got to Do With It.
Turner was also the voice behind the music for the 1995 James Bond film Golden Eye.
Turner, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, suffered from several medical conditions during her later years.
Tina Turner on stage during the 'Women of the Year' lunch in London, Thursday 3 November 2005
She was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and underwent a kidney transplant in 2017.
Turner's publicist added: "There will be a private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family.
"Please respect the privacy of her family at this difficult time."
She won eight competitive Grammy Awards throughout her 66-year career.
Turner also has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and St Louis Walk of Fame.
American singer Tina Turner during a news conference at London's Hyde Park Hotel to launch her single, the theme tune the new Bond movie Goldeneye.
She retired from performing in 2009 after completing her 50th anniversary tour.
Her final tour included 37 sold-out shows across North America.
Turner also made 47 live appearances in Europe, having made Switzerland her home with German-born husband Erwin Bach in 1995.
GB News host Dan Wootton paid tribute to the singer on social media.
He said: "Simply the best. Devastating news tonight."