Tina Turner has died at the age of 83.
The singer was most known for hits including The Best and Proud Mary, .
Her publicist explaining that she suffered a long illness.
‘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 Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,’ it read.
‘With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.’
Her cause of death has not yet been shared.
Roger Davies, who served as Tina’s manager for 30 years, led tributes, penning: ‘Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent.
‘From the first day I met her in 1980, she believed in herself completely when few others did at that time.
‘It was a privilege and an honour to have been a close friend as well as her manager for more than 30 years. I will miss her deeply.’
Fans and famous faces flocked to social media to offer their condolences to the late Queen of Rock and Roll.
Bryan Adams said: ‘RIP @tinaturner My condolences to Erwin and Tina’s family.
‘I’ll be forever grateful for the time we spent together on tour, in the studio and as friends.
‘Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your voice. It’s Only Love and that’s all.’
Mick Jagger agreed: ‘I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer.
‘She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.’
‘I am so, so very sad to hear of the passing of @TinaTurner , the iconic legend who paved the way for so many women in rock music, black and white,’ Gloria Gaynor said.
‘She did with great dignity & success what very few would even have dared to do in her time and in that genre of music.’
Ciara added: ‘Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in Paradise Tina Turner. Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all.’
The Tennessee-born musician, real name Anna Mae Bullock, often sang in the choir at her church as a child.
Tina started out her own career after seeing Ike Turner perform in local clubs, and became one of the backing singers for his group, The Kings of Rhythm.
After impressing crowds, she fronted the band – which reformed to Ike And Tina Turner Revue – and they went on to release songs including Fool in Love and It’s Gonna Work Out Fine in the early 1960s.
Around this time, the couple began dating and welcomed son Ronnie together in 1960, before they married in Mexico in 1962.
They went on to release Come Together, Honky Tonk Woman and Proud Mary during this time – and they landed a Grammy win for the latter track in 1972.
However, after enduring years of abuse in the relationship at the hands of her husband, Tina attempted to take her own life in 1968.
In July, 1976, she left the marriage and filed for divorce, reportedly requesting nothing but the right to use her stage name.
She went on to launch a solo career, which has since been celebrated around the world.
Tina’s cover of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together became a huge success in 1983, and unveiled her Private Dancer album the following year.
In 1984, she hit the top of the Billboard charts with What’s Love Got To Do With It, and claimed the coveted Record of the Year accolade at the Grammys.
Ike and Tina were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a duo in 1991, but neither attended the ceremony.
In 2021, Tina was inducted as a solo artist, by Angela Bassett, who portrayed her on the big screen in 1993 biopic, What’s Love Got To Do With It.
‘Imagine, a black girl from Nutbush, Tennessee, who embodied more talent than her small town could have ever dreamed,’ Angela said at the ceremony.
‘Imagine that same girl breaking through every barrier to one day make history.
‘People still tell me how much Tina has meant to them. I know exactly what they mean, because she has meant that much and more to me.
‘I too am one of those people blessed by Tina’s remarkable gift to inspire.’
Throughout her career, she recorded GoldenEye, the theme tune to James Bond flick GoldenEye in 1995, and previously held a Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience for a solo performer, after welcoming an audience of 180,000 for her 1988 performance at the Maracana Stadium in Rio.
She also collected 12 Grammy awards, including the lifetime achievement trophy in 2018, and had a star unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.
Away from the spotlight, Tina married music producer Erwin Bach in Switzerland in 2013, after a 27-year romance.
They became close friends in the 1980s and relocated to Switzerland together.
She has had a tough few years after – who she shared with Raymond Hill – to suicide in 2018.
Last December, she shared her heartache after following a medical emergency in LA.
Speaking about her time in the spotlight in a candid chat with Marie Claire five years ago, she said: ‘People think my life has been tough, but I think it’s been a wonderful journey.
‘The older you get, the more you realize it’s not what happened, it’s how you deal with it.’