Tina Turner’s cause of death has been officially confirmed following the passing of the music icon at the age of 83. The news, initially announced by her representatives to PA on May 24, was later confirmed to the Daily Mail.
Turner died peacefully at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland from natural causes.
Turner had been battling a long illness, having been diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016. In her memoir, she revealed contemplating assisted suicide. Throughout her remarkable career spanning six decades, Turner achieved immense success and was widely known as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Her iconic hits, including “The Best” and “Proud Mary,” resonated with audiences worldwide, leading to record sales exceeding 100 million and 12 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Following the news of her passing, tributes poured in from around the globe. Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger expressed his sorrow on Instagram, describing Turner as an inspiring and talented performer who had a profound impact on his life.
Oprah Winfrey, who formed a close friendship with Turner, shared heartfelt memories and acknowledged her as a role model, highlighting her inner strength and triumphs in life.
Beyoncé, who performed alongside Turner at the Grammy Awards in 2008, honoured her as a beloved queen and a source of inspiration, emphasizing her strength, resilience, and indomitable spirit.
Fans have also shown their love and respect for Turner, leaving flowers outside her home in Switzerland. Her legacy as a trailblazing artist and symbol of power and passion remains firmly etched in the hearts of many.