Tina Turner, the iconic singer and dancer who passed away yesterday at the age of 83, found true love later in life, with her husband, Erwin Bach. Bach proved that Turner had his entire heart, when he became a live kidney donor for his wife, in 2017.
Turner suffered from numerous health ailments, including a stroke, intestinal cancer, and kidney issues, which caused her to require a donor kidney. Kidney Research UK wrote that, “a kidney from her second husband, Erwin Bach, not only saved Tina’s life but restored her belief in humanity following an abusive 14-year marriage to Ike Turner.”
In her own autobiography, Turner wrote, “I wondered if anyone would think that Erwin’s living donation was transactional in some way. Incredibly, considering how long we had been together, there were still people who wanted to believe that Erwin married me for my money and fame. What else would a younger man want with an older woman? Erwin always ignored the rumours.”
The pair were married since 2013.
“Erwin, who is a force of nature in his own right, has never been the least bit intimidated by my career, my talents, or my fame. He shows me that true love doesn’t require the dimming of my light so that he can shine. On the contrary, we are the light of each other’s lives, and we want to shine as bright as we can, together.”