Tina Turner, known the world over as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at the age of 83. Her representatives confirmed to the Daily Mail that the beloved singer had died of natural causes after battling cancer, kidney failure, and a stroke.
Tina had bravely discussed her struggles with kidney disease last March on International World Kidney Day, but a kidney transplant in April 2017 could not save her in the end. In addition to her health issues, Turner had been living in Switzerland for many years, having renounced her American citizenship in 2013 right after marrying her then-boyfriend German music executive Erwin Bach. Last January, the couple officially bought a Swiss “weekend retreat” to ensure future security.
The death of Tina Turner was shared on her Instagram account Wednesday, along with a touching message. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the post read. “With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
The news of Tina Turner’s death has been met with an outpouring of grief and admiration from fans and celebrities alike. Her music and her spirit will reverberate for years to come. The singer was an icon of the music industry, and her presence will be sorely missed.