The news was shared via her official Facebook page which said, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. 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. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.” The exact cause of death has not been disclosed.
The multi-platinum earning superstar had hit songs like ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It?’ and released other hits ‘River Deep – Mountain High’ and ‘Nuthbush City Limits’ while a part of her and her husband’s musical duo Ike & Tina Turner.
Turner died in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. Her family released a statement about her death, “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
The ‘Queen of Rock n Roll’ went through a lot in her 83 years seeing herself come from humble beginnings to persevere through in a notoriously abusive relationship and earned her spot as one of the most iconic female artists–or artists, period–that the music industry has ever seen.
Turner was a role model to those who dreamed big. She revealed in an 2021 interview with NBC’s Today Show that professionally her best moments were when she was performing live. “One of my early career goals was to become the first Black woman to fill stadiums around the world,” she told NBC. “At the time, it seemed impossible. But I never gave up, and I’m so happy I made that dream come true.
In the same interview, Turner gave advice that embodied the hard-working and determined attitude that allowed Turner to become such a star. “Don’t be discouraged by anyone else’s preconceived notions about who you are or what you want to do in life. Keep your dreams alive, and never give up on yourself.”