Wio News: The death of Hollywood music icon Tina Turner has left everyone heartbroken. The legend breathed her last yesterday, May 24, in her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, after a prolonged illness. The legendary singer was 83 years old.
Dubbed the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, Tina began her career in 1957 with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm. With the name Little Ann, she appeared on the first record, “Boxtop”, in 1958. However, in 1960, she made her debut as Tina Turner with the duet single ”A Fool in Love”. And, since then, there has been no turning back for Tina and Ike and together they wrote songs like ”Proud Mary”, ”River Deep, and Mountain High” among others. However, she stepped out of the abusive marriage, divorced Ike in the 1960s, and went on to embark on her career as a solo artist.
In her illustrious career, Tina sold over 100 million records worldwide and was one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. On Wednesday, the icon breathed her last in her home in Switzerland. Her death was announced via her official Instagram handle. ”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.