Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock n’ Roll,’ dies at 83


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Cover of Tina Turner’s 1986 release, “Break Every Rule”

By Maaike Niekerk and Lisa Chasanov

R&B artist Tina Turner has passed away from a long illness at the age of 83.

According to a statement by Turner’s spokesperson, she “died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.”

In recent years, Turner has suffered from numerous health issues including a stroke, a bout with cancer and kidney failure.

Turner, known as the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll,” was inducted twice into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame — once alongside late husband Ike Turner in 1991 and again in 2021 as a solo artist.

Best known for her wide variety of distinct rock anthems including “Proud Mary” and “River Deep, Mountain High,” Turner has influenced the likes of Michael and Janet Jackson, Janis Joplin, Beyoncé and Joan Jett through her music and public image.

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    Turner’s impact on the music world was described in a Facebook statement from Turner’s management following her passing. “She enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” the statement said.

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