Music icon Tina Turner has died, aged 83, in her Switzerland home after battling long illness.
Tuner’s publicist, Bernard Doherty, said in a statement the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” passed away peacefully.
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“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” he said.
A statement to Turner’s social media confirmed the devastating news to her fans.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the statement said.
“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’s career began in the 1950s, selling more than 200 million records and won 12 Grammys in her over five-decade career.
Some of her hits include‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, ‘The Best’, and of course, party anthem, ‘Nutbush City Limits’.
She was known for her powerful and explosive stage presence, paired with her dominant wildly-curly hair.
Tributes for Turner have poured in since the news, including from Mick Jagger, Elton John, and actresses Angela Bassett and Viola Davis.
“We have lost one of the word’s most exciting and electric performers,” John wrote on a post to Instagram.
“A total legend on record and on stage. She was untouchable. Condolences to Erwin and her family. The saddest news.”
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