It has been confirmed by multiple sources that legendary singer and dancer Tina Turner has died at 83.
According to TMZ who received a statement from Turner’s reps that read, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.”
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Tennessee. After her parents separated she was left in the care of her grandmother who raised her until her death. Turner was then relocated with her mother and sister Ruby Alline Bullock in St. Louis.
In 1957, the then Anna Mae Bullock met Ike Turner at a nightclub and joined his band. The two went on to create a successful R&B career with multiple chart-topping records including “A Fool in Love” and a cover of Credence Clearwater Revival’s —Proud Mary.
Ike and Tina split in 1978 and Turner took on a new Rock persona that she debuted at a headlining show at the Ritz Carlton in Las Vegas.
Over the next decade, Turner catapulted into superstardom becoming a household name. Her albums and world tours broke multiple records nationwide and she continued to release music and sell-out stadiums until her last tour in 2009.
In 2021 Turner released a feature-length documentary, titled “Tina,” at the age of 81, where she shared that she had been plagued by ill health, including intestinal cancer, a stroke, and kidney failure that led to a transplant in 2017.
Tina shocked fans when she revealed during the film that she wanted to enter the final chapter of her life out of the spotlight.
“It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad.” Turner shared. “I had an abusive life, there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s a truth. That’s what you’ve got, so you have to accept it.”
We pray that Tina has found happiness and is resting in peace.