Legendary singer Tina Turner has died at 83. A rep announced her death on Wednesday, May 24.
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” the rep said in a statement.
A private funeral will be held for close friends and family.
Turner is best known for her 1984 multi-platinum album Private Dancer which spawned the Grammy-winning song “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”
“What’s Love Got to Do with It” was Turner’s only No. 1 hit song and won the Grammy for Record of the Year.
At age 44, Turner was the oldest female solo artist to top the Hot 100 Billboard chart. Her hit singles include “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush”, “Proud Mary”, “Simply the Best”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “I Don’t Wanna Fight”, and “GoldenEye”.
A plethora of celebrities and influencers attended last week’s gala premiere of Tina: the Tina Turner Musical in Australia. The premiere was dubbed “the hottest ticket in town.”
The musical explores Turner’s life and career, racism, family violence, addiction and attempted suicide.