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Singer Tina Turner, one of the greatest music icons of all time, died this Wednesday (24), aged 83, at her home near Zurich in Switzerland. The information was confirmed by a spokesperson for the artist.
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ died peacefully today aged 83 after a long illness at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a legend of music and an example”, informed the singer’s team.
Owner of a powerful and unique voice and frenetic rhythm, Tina Turner made history in international music. With nearly 200 million records sold and 12 Grammys, she is one of the most successful singers of all time, having been considered the queen of rock.
He created a unique style of dressing and performing on stage, and his success extended beyond music: he started to launch fashion and acted in several films, such as Mad Max.
Born Anna Mae Bullock in Brownsville, USA, Tina began her career in the 1950s, reached stardom in the 1960s and remained at the top of her game for decades to come.
In 2021, she released the documentary Tina and opened up about her troubled past and living with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). “It wasn’t a good life,” says Tina in the opening scenes of the documentary, which is divided into five chapters.
Tina and her ex-husband, Ike Turner, who died of a cocaine overdose in 2007, enjoyed massive success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They were divorced in 1987 after a tempestuous marriage, during which she said she was beaten.
The interpreter of What’s Love Got to Do with It launched a solo career in the 1980s.
The singer’s success has always been accompanied by the lens of several photographers. An exhibition about the artist is on display in São Paulo, at the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS). The exhibition Tina Turner: A Trip to the Future is on display until the 9th of July.