Swiss Singer, Tina Turner, widely acclaimed as the ‘Queen of Rock’n’Roll’, has died at the age of 83.
Her death was announced in a statement on her official Facebook page but offered no details about the cause.
The statement 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.”
Multiple reports, however, say that the singer, born Anna Mae Bullock, died yesterday after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.
Turner was one of the world’s most successful entertainers, known for a core of pop, rock and R&B favourites: ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Nutbush City Limits’, ‘River Deep, Mountain High’, and ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’.