The rock and roll world lost one of its most iconic voices as Tina Turner, 83, died in her Switzerland home.

The announcement was made through her official social media accounts Wednesday, with a message reading:

“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.

“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, took the music world by storm with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s, when their single “A Fool in Love” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs charts and No. 27 on the publication’s Hot 100 List.

In 1976, Turner went solo, hitting her stride in 1983 with her No. 1 hit “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” The song became her most popular, earning her three Grammy awards and a Grammy show performance widely considered one of the best all-time.

While her cause of death has not been revealed, Turner suffered from multiple illnesses, as in 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. Turner later experienced kidney failure, with one of her last social media posts coming on World Kidney day, March 14.

“If I had known how high blood pressure and kidney disease are connected, I would have been spared a lot of suffering,” the post read.


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She is survived by her husband Erwin Bach and two adopted sons.

After the announcement of her passing, the world reacted and shared their experiences and love for Turner:

Mick Jagger

“I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner.
She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”

Janelle Monae

“Tina. I owe you so much. You are the true epitome of a rockstar that gave your all this lifetime. You inspire me to give mine. You taught us lessons and what true transformative power through honesty and vulnerability looks like.

“You pushed the limits of who we could be and how it could be done. You had heart. Just thank you. Thank you. thank you.”

Jennifer Hudson

“This is a sad day for music. The Queen of Rock’n’Roll has passed. Tina Turner, we honor you ! Your legacy will live forever. U showed us all what it means to have the grit and determination to never stop, no matter what life throws our way ! Thank u for all you’ve given us. Now rest in peace!”

Priscilla Presley

“Tina Turner was one of Elvis’ favorite performers. When she took the stage, it was pure magic. I remember how she held an audience with an energy that was undeniably pure Tina! She has left a remarkable legacy and will be sorely missed by all.”

Kerry Washington

“When I was little I would stand in my Aunt Daph’s living room and do my best #TinaTurner impression to anybody who would listen. Not because I sounded like her (although God knows I tried. And still try, even at Hasty Pudding in 2016!👉🏾) or looked like her, but because she was an embodiment of confidence, grace and talent.”

Halle Berry

“I’ll never forget this day at the Legends Ball when I met Tina Turner! She rearranged me with her conversation, her spirit, her depth of character, her grace and most of all her ability to be ordinary and a LEGEND at the time!”

Darius Rucker

“Tina Turner made me see what true independence and greatness was. One of the reasons I felt comfortable doing music that my whole life people told me I couldn’t or shouldn’t do is is watching her sing rock and roll like owner it.God rest u beautiful wonderful legend.”

Barack Obama

“Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy. Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade.”

Vice President Kamala Harris

“Tina Turner was a spectacular light whose life was a testament to all those who believe in what can be, unburdened by what has been.

“From Nutbush, TN to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, her strength, voice, and signature moves inspired millions. Tina Turner was simply the best.”
































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