The music world is mourning the loss of Tina Turner, known as “The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” who has passed away at the age of 83.
Born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, Turner’s career began when she met Ike Turner in the late ’50s and became a featured vocalist in his band.
The duo went on to become a massively successful music act in the ’60s and ’70s, with hit songs like “Proud Mary” and “River Deep – Mountain High.”
However, their marriage was plagued by domestic abuse, and they divorced in 1978.
Turner then launched one of the greatest music comebacks ever as a solo artist in the ’80s, winning 8 Grammy Awards over the course of her career.
In 2019, a Broadway Musical honoring her life debuted with Tina in attendance, leaving her fans with a gigantic smile on her face.
Her reps have released a statement expressing their sadness and offering condolences to her family, saying that “with her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.
“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
This article was updated 1 month ago