resim 1029
resim 1029

The queen of rock’n’roll bows out. Singer Tina Turner died “peacefully” this Wednesday, May 24 at the age of 84, following a long illness, announced her agent, relayed by AFP. It was in his home near Zurich that the American star, naturalized Swiss, breathed his last.

In a press release published on social networks, the team of the famous artist announced his disappearance. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and boundless passion for life, she has enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.” we read on Instagram.

“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us her greatest work: her music. All our sympathy goes to her family. Tina, you will be greatly missed”, concludes the message, accompanied by a magnificent black and white portrait of the star, by photographer Peter Lindbergh. According to his agent, “a private funeral will take place in the presence of close friends and family” in the coming days.

A post shared by Tina Turner (@tinaturner)

Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Tennessee, the American began her singing career with the blues group Kings of Rhythm. Aged 16, she sings and performs on stage, notably with her future husband Ike Turner. After a common career as a duo and in a group, Tina Turner stands on her own two feet in solo.

Throughout her long career, Tina Turner has had millions of fans dancing around the world to legendary hits. From Proud Mary to The Best, without forgetting What’s Love Got to Do with it, the American diva has also signed the soundtracks of legendary films. Like We Don’t Another Hero (Mad Max in 1985) and Golden Eye (from James Bond in 1995). The one who accumulated trophies and records retired from the music scene in 2009 after her last tour.

On March 27, 2021, singer Tina Turner said goodbye to her fans in the documentary Tina, broadcast on the HBO channel. The River Deep Mountain High singer had chosen to leave the scene after more than 60 years of career. In this report, the mother-in-law of singer Afida Turner returned to her painful marriage with her ex-husband Ike Turner.

From 1962 to 1978, the international star was the victim of domestic violence. “After all my artistic successes, people came back again and again to my life with Ike. It was painful for me to talk about a sad period of my life. prying journalists,” she explained. This is not the first time that the singer confides in this difficult period. In her autobiography, My Love Story, published in 2018, she went into more detail about the abuse she suffered.

“My relationship with Ike was doomed the day he realized that I was going to become his livelihood. He needed to control me, economically and psychologically, so that I could never leave him. He first was verbally abusive. Then he started hitting me with a wooden shoe tree. Since he was playing the guitar, he didn’t want to use his hands to hit me.” For a long time, after this sad episode, the singer wanted to take time for herself, far from the media bustle. As a tribute to his career, Planet invites you to review some of his memorable photos.