Rock and roll legend Tina Turner has died at the age of 83, according to a statement from her representative.
Mirror The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll died after a long illness at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. A private funeral will be held for close friends and family.
Fellow celebrity faces, including Piers Morgan, posted a picture of Turner bowing on stage and captioned it: “RIP Tina Turner. Simply, the best.”
A black and white photo of the singer was posted on her official Instagram account. It was captioned: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and boundless passion for life, she has captivated millions of fans around the world and Inspire the stars of the future.
“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who left us all of her greatest work: her music. All our sincere compassion goes to her. To her family, Tina, we will miss you so much.”
Tina was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, United States. She rose to fame in the late 1960s as a singer for the band Ike & Turner Revue but later rose to fame as a solo artist following her divorce from abusive Ike.
Her biggest hits include “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Private Dancer,” and “The Best,” as well as a cover of Proud Mary performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. She also performed her self-titled theme for the Bond flick Goldeneye.
In a career spanning decades, she has sold more than 180 million albums and won 12 Grammy Awards, including three Hall of Fame Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Turner also became the ruthless gang leader Entity Aunt alongside Mel Gibson in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.
A representative said Sky news: “Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ passed away peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. To her, the world lost a legend. musical dialogue and a role model.”
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