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Tina Turner death – latest: Legendary singer’s cause of death revealed after she dies aged 83

The all-time great rock’n’roll vocalist, whose songs include ‘The Best’ and ‘Proud Mary’, died at her home in Switzerland after a lengthy illness from intestinal cancer

Legendary singer Tina Turner dies aged 83

Tina Turner died of natural causes on Wednesday (24 May), it’s been confirmed.

“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,” her publicist said in a statement.

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

The singer rose to prominence performing with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s before overcoming his violent, abusive behaviour to go on to become a chart-topping solo artist.

Turner earned a legion of fans for her riveting live performances, and was best known for songs such as “Private Dancer”, “The Best”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “Proud Mary”.

Born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner would go on to sell more than 180 million albums and won 12 Grammy Awards.

Turner was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and received a kidney transplant in 2017.

Stars of the entertainment world including Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, Rosario Dawson, Paloma Faith and Naomi Campbell paid tribute to the iconic singer.

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Tina Turner’s death revealed after she dies aged 83

Tina Turner’s cause of death has been revealed, the day after she passed “peacefully” after a “long illness”.

On Thursday (25 May), the Daily Mail confirmed that the legendary singer died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland. She was 83.

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Tina Turner (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Wire)

Singer died on Wednesday 24 May

Inga Parkel25 May 2023 22:09
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From fiery R&B to Seventies funk-rock to high-gloss Eighties pop – Mark Beaumont traces the musical journey of a true original.

A touching tribute to an icon.

How Tina Turner’s elemental voice spanned many eras

From fiery R&B to Seventies funk-rock to high-gloss Eighties pop – Mark Beaumont traces the musical journey of a true original

Jacob Stolworthy27 May 2023 22:00
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Mel B says Tina Turner was an ‘inspiration to domestic abuse survivors like me’

When I heard the news a few days ago that Tina Turner had died I felt profoundly sad – but it went beyond that. Physically, I felt weak, as if I had suddenly been winded. My hands would not stop shaking,” Mel B of the Spice Girls wrote in an exclusive for The Independent.

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Tina Turner was an inspiration to domestic abuse survivors like me | Mel B

My violent marriage left me feeling broken and ashamed, writes Mel B. But Tina Turner helped me, by rising like a phoenix from the ashes to become stronger and more powerful. She was my hero

Jacob Stolworthy27 May 2023 21:00
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Tina Turner nearly didn’t sing GoldenEye theme after Bono sent her ‘the worst’ demo

In 1995, Tina Turner recorded one of her best-known songs, the titular theme for GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as 007 agent Bond.

However, Turner very nearly wasn’t the voice of “GoldenEye”, after originally dismissing a “really rough” demo sent to her by the track’s songwriters, U2’s Bono and The Edge.

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Tina Turner nearly didn’t sing GoldenEye theme after hearing demo

‘This song, I didn’t even know what key to practice it in,’ singer recalled in 2018

Jacob Stolworthy27 May 2023 19:00
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Ivy walls, gilded sofas and a diva plaque: Inside Tina Turner’s ‘cartoon palace’ in Switzerland

Turner moved to Switzerland in 1995 and relinquished her US citizenship in 2013, The Independent’s Ellie Muir writes.

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Jacob Stolworthy27 May 2023 18:00
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What did Tina Turner say in her final interview?

Six weeks before her death on Wednesday (24 May), Tina Turner gave her final interview to The Guardian.

In the chat, she revealed her greatest fear. “I never want to go back,” she explained. “I fought so much through my life, that I have to keep going forward.”

The “Proud Mary” superstar also revealed how she’d like to be remembered by the world.

Isobel Lewis reports:

How Tina Turner wants to be remembered, in her own words

Legendary singer behind hits including ‘The Best’ and ‘Proud Mary’ discussed her greatest fears and how she wanted to be remembered

Jacob Stolworthy27 May 2023 17:00
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From fiery R&B to Seventies funk-rock to high-gloss Eighties pop – Mark Beaumont traces the musical journey of a true original.

A touching tribute to an icon.

How Tina Turner’s elemental voice spanned many eras

From fiery R&B to Seventies funk rock to high-gloss Eighties pop – Mark Beaumont traces the musical journey of a true original

Jacob Stolworthy27 May 2023 15:17
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What did Tina Turner say in her final interview?

Six weeks before her death on Wednesday (24 May), Tina Turner gave her final interview to The Guardian.

In the chat, she revealed her greatest fear. “I never want to go back,” she explained. “I fought so much through my life, that I have to keep going forward.”

The “Proud Mary” superstar also revealed how she’d like to be remembered by the world.

Isobel Lewis reports:

How Tina Turner wants to be remembered, in her own words

Legendary singer behind hits including ‘The Best’ and ‘Proud Mary’ discussed her greatest fears and how she wanted to be remembered

Inga Parkel27 May 2023 05:30
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Prince William once revealed the Tina Turner song that brings back memories of Princess Diana

Back in December 2021, Prince William previously admitted to being a major fan of the hitmaker, largely due in part to his mother, the late Princess Diana. During an episode of Apple Fitness+’s Time to Walk series, then then-Duke of Cambridge took viewers through a walking tour of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate as he recalled the sweet “family moment” of his mother singing Tina Turner at the “top of her voice” with her sons as she drove them to school.

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Prince of Wales recalls his mother singing Tina Turner hits at the ‘top of her voice’ while driving her sons to school

Inga Parkel27 May 2023 04:30
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Tina Turner spoke of how she wanted to be remembered in her final interview

In her final interview before her death, Tina Turner poignantly spoke of how she wanted to be remembered.

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Legendary singer behind hits including ‘The Best’ and ‘Proud Mary’ discussed her greatest fears and how she wanted to be remembered

Inga Parkel27 May 2023 03:30

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