Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Has Died at 83

Simply the best. Tina Turner, the rock ‘n’ roll icon whose hits included “Proud Mary,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” and “River Deep, Mountain High” is dead at the age of 83, according to reports.

The news was announced on May 24. A post on Turner’s official Instagram page 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.”

No cause of death has been revealed. The BBC noted that in recent years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer had suffered from cancer, a stroke, and kidney failure. Her husband, German music exec Erwin Bach, donated one of his kidneys to her in 2017. The pair lived in Switzerland. Turner was previously married to Ike Turner, with whom she collaborated at the start of her career, and who was famously abusive to his wife and partner. After leaving him, she triumphed and went on to even greater success as a solo artist.

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She credits some of her personal transformation to Buddhism, a practice she began in the ’70s. In a conversation with Angelica Ross for Glamour, the singer reflected, “For the first 35 years of my life, I often felt like I was in a never-ending storm of suffering. I was trapped in cycles of negativity…But the silver lining in those experiences was that I discovered a source of strength within me that could survive even the worst of times. I just needed to find a way to harness and amplify that fortitude so that I could break free and elevate myself. Once I understood concepts like the Ten Worlds, I realized that I already had within me everything I needed to change my life for the better. We all do.”