Queen Of Rock “N” Roll Tina Turner Dead At 83
After almost nine decades on the material plane during which time she accomplished so much as a singer and actress and ultimately earned the tag, deservedly, of “queen of rock ‘n’ roll,” American-born and naturalised Swiss singer Tina Turner passed away today, May 24. She was 83.
Her spokesman confirmed her passing, noting that she died peacefully at home. With her exit, continued the spokesman, the world lost a music legend and a role model whose artistic offerings thrilled millions around the world.
Her death was also confirmed on her Instagram page, where a photograph of her by Peter Lindbergh appeared and a tribute was paid to her memory and contributions to the music universe. “All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family.”
Since the news of her death broke, it has been raining condolences and recollections from around the world. Celebrities and ordinary folks alike have been sharing their thoughts about her death and what she meant to them.
Among those who have shared their thoughts so far is the English actor and comedian Paddy McGuinness, who noted in a tweet that her death – “another great leaving us” – was a shock. He bid her soul rest in peace.
Tina Turner suffered bouts of illnesses in her later years. She was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2017 and had a kidney transplant a year later – in 2017. She will e sorely missed for her contributions to music.