The beloved “Queen of Rock and Roll” Tina Turner passed away last Wednesday at the age of 83.
The “What’s Love Got to Do with It” singer had as successful of a career as anyone could want, especially while triumphing through her immense hardships that was her personal life. Someone who helped her transcend to happiness and peace was her husband of 10 years – and partner of nearly 40 – Erwin Bach.
Upon her death, Erwin, as well as Tina’s children – both biological and adopted – were set to inherit nearly “47%” of her nearly $250 million fortune, according to the late singer’s daughter-in-law, Afida Turner.
“As she married in Switzerland, I think around 47% will go to the spouse and the rest to the children,” Afida told The Mirror. “But Tina’s two children are Craig and Ronnie – she never adopted Ike Jr. It’s just because she was with Ike that they were in the family, so the only ‘blood’ descendants are Craig and Ronnie.”
Both Craig and Ronnie, however, are no longer with us. So it is still unclear who else will inherit the large fortune.
“Today I’m the only one with the name… there are no other Turners,” she added. “I’m not here for that. I’m here to respect my mother-in-law. I’ve always earned my own money – no one has ever given me anything in the Turner family… that’s the Turner way, OK?”
The humbleness and desire to carry on the icon’s legacy is expressed through her widower, who will be transforming their multimillion dollar Switzerland estate into a commemorative museum to honor Tina’s life and amazing career.
Per The Mirror, the museum will contain memorabilia and other tokens that will showcase the “Proud Mary” singer’s great successes as a musician and inspiration.
Erwin has stuck by Tina’s side for nearly 40 years, even giving her his kidney in 2017, four years after guiding her through a debilitating stroke.
Between Erwin and Afida, it seems that Tina’s fortune is in good hands, as her memory will live on for generations to come.