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wrote ... Tina Turner, queen of rock 'n' roll, dies after long illness Tina Turner, the musical behemoth and pioneering soul-turned-rock star, has died at age 83.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon died at her home in Switzerland after a long illness, according to reports.
For many years, Turner has lived a reclusive life while battling ill health, including intestinal cancer in 2016 and a kidney transplant in 2017.
Throughout her career, Turner’s life was one of musical greatness and personal trauma, as she fled an abusive relationship from her musical mentor and first husband, Ike Turner, to achieve unlikely pop stardom in the ‘80s with “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”
A native of Nutbush, Tennessee, the woman born Anna Mae Bullock began her singing career early – singing in the choir at Nutbush’s Spring Hill Baptist Church.
But it was seeing Ike Turner perform with his Kings of Rhythm band in 1957 that ignited Turner’s professional passion.