A source close to RadarOnline has reported that during her final hours, Tina Turner’s voice, which inspired generations and changed Rock ‘n’ Roll, was lost and reduced to ‘barely a whisper’ as she said her final goodbyes. Turner died on May 24, 2023, in her Küsnacht house, which is near Zurich, Switzerland.
Turner had suffered a long and hard-fought battle against cancer and strokes before her demise. In addition to suffering physical health issues, Turner was also dealing with mourning her son Ronnie, who passed away in 2022 after a long battle with colon cancer. Ronnie’s widow, Adifa Turner, spoke with the Daily Mail, where she divulged some of the emotional issues that plagued Turner leading up to her death.
Struggle was no stranger to Turner’s life, outliving two of her children, as well as suffering PTSD due to her abusive relationship with her ex-husband, Ike Turner. Adifa also expressed the family’s shock at Turner’s death, stating that while everyone knew about her illnesses, Turner’s resilience and strength led them to believe she would pull through.
According to Adifa, Turner found solace in her Buddhist faith. Adifa also said that the only small light to come out of her mother-in-law’s death was the knowledge that Turner was finally reunited with her two sons who left her too early.
Details about Turner’s funeral were not up to Adifa. ‘She is having a funeral, but I am not the one who organized it,’ she explained. ‘I am not the one who is doing this. Her husband handles that. She has a husband who handles all of that and has handled everything for many years… He did a good job at it too. He did a good job at helping her.’
Turner and her husband, Erwin Bach, have been married since 2013. Turner referred to him as her ‘one true love’ on multiple occasions.