25th May 2023 – (Zurich) Tina Turner, renowned as one of rock’s greatest vocalists and most charismatic performers, has passed away at the age of 83. Her spokesperson announced that the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” died peacefully at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness. Turner was known for her electric stage presence and hits such as “The Best,” “Proud Mary,” “Private Dancer,” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, and Giorgio Armani were among the first to pay tribute to the iconic singer, with Jagger describing her as “truly an enormously talented performer and singer” and “inspiring, warm, funny and generous.” Turner’s popularity waned by the end of the 1970s, but her career was resurrected in 1983 when a cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” became a hit. Her 1984 album, “Private Dancer,” sold more than 10 million copies and established her as a mega-star.
Turner’s life story, including her struggle to break free from domestic abuse by her ex-husband Ike Turner, was documented in a 1993 film that won three Oscars, and was also immortalised in a popular West End show that is still running.