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Tina Turner, International Musical Sensation and Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Dies at 83

HeadlineMay 25, 2023

The “Queen of rock 'n' roll” Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. Born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, she rose to fame alongside her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s before leaving the abusive relationship and becoming a solo artist. Turner topped the charts with hits like “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “The Best” and “Proud Mary.” She won eight Grammys throughout her career and was celebrated for her electrifying stage performances. Like many notable Black artists, Tina Turner faced racism in the U.S. and said she felt more at home in Europe, where she had an even larger fanbase. She lived with her husband Erwin Bach in Switzerland, where she passed away peacefully after a battle with intestinal cancer.

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