The legendary Tina Turner has died, age 83

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The legendary Tina Turner has died, age 83

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One of the most popular recording artists of all time, a spokesperson has announced that Tina Turner died in Switzerland.

Tina Turner, the legendary Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, has passed away, aged 83.

One of the most popular recording artists of all time, a spokesperson has announced that Turner died in Switzerland.

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“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 Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,” the statement said.

“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

A separate statement was also shared via the singer’s official Instagram profile, informing fans of the news.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” it read.

“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.

There has been an outpouring of condolences from fans, peers and music industry professionals alike in the wake of the announcement.

Said Max Lousada, CEO, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group

“All of us at Warner Music are deeply saddened by the passing of the one and only Tina Turner. A global icon and trailblazer, instantly recognisable by her incredible voice and inimitable style, she was one of the greatest stars of all time.

Even after the countless awards, the 180 million album sales, the record-breaking tours, and unforgettable acting roles, Tina will be remembered most through the sheer joy of her music. So powerful is her extraordinary, universal appeal that there is no doubt she will continue to influence generations to come. She stands as the epitome of artistic self-empowerment.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her husband Erwin Bach, family, friends, and countless fans around the world.”

Recognized for her commanding and raspy voice, electrifying stage persona, and iconic voluminous hair, Turner achieved one of the most remarkable musical comebacks, solidifying her status as a symbol of female empowerment, sensuality, and unwavering strength.

Throughout her extraordinary career spanning over five decades, the legendary singer amassed astounding record sales figures exceeding 200 million copies sold, and earned an impressive collection of 12 Grammy Awards. Her extensive catalog of chart-topping songs, including timeless classics like “River Deep (Mountain High),” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” and “The Best,” further cemented her place as a true musical icon.

Turner’s influence and impact have transcended generations, leaving an indelible mark on the industry and inspiring countless artists and fans alike.

Find the statement on Tina Turner’s Instagram profile here.