Music legend, Tina Turner is dead

Tina Turner, the music legend and stage performer has died at 83.

She was famous for hits like ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, ‘Private Dancer’ and ‘The Best.’

Bernard Doherty, her spokesperson, in a statement, said the US-born star died peacefully on Wednesday in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.

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Her trademarks were her growling contralto, her bold smile and strong cheekbones, her palette of wigs and the muscular, quick-stepping legs she did not shy from showing off. She sold more than 150 million records worldwide, won 12 Grammys, was voted along with Ike into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 (and on her own in 2021) and was honored at the Kennedy Center in 2005, with Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey among those praising her. Her life became the basis for a film, a Broadway musical and an HBO documentary in 2021 that she called her public farewell.

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It was gathered that a private funeral ceremony will be held for close friends and family.

Tina was born on November 26 in 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA.

She became known in the late 1960s as a member of the music band Ike & Turner Revue.

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