On Wednesday, it was revealed that the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner, had passed away at the age of 83 at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland.
A statement from Turner’s representatives reads, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. 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.”
In 1960, Turner’s former husband, Ike Turner, put her as lead singer in his band, where the duo put out their hit, “A Fool in Love.”
They worked together on countless hits, including “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” and the Grammy-winning “Proud Mary.”
“However, the duo wouldn’t last, and after disbanding in 1976 they divorced in 1978. Tina would reveal years later in her autobiography that she was a victim of domestic abuse,” reported TMZ.
Tina Turner continued with a successful solo career, with hit songs such as “Let’s Stay Together,” “What’s Love Got to Do,” “The Best,” and “I Can’t Stand The Rain.”
Turner won eight Grammys in her career, including Record of the Year for her album “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”