Tina Turner, one of the best-loved singers of the 20th century, has died at the age of 83.
In a statement, her spokesperson said: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
Born in Brownsville, Tennessee, Turner first found fame in the late 60s as the singer for the band Ike & Tina Turner Revue, before later finding major success as a solo artist.
Known for her on-stage presence and one of the most captivating female voices in rock, she had a number of hits to her name, including ‘Proud Mary’, ‘The Best’ and ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’.
Over her extensive career she won eight Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2021, having first been inducted alongside Ike in 1991.
On her induction, the Hall of Fame said she had “expanded the once-limited idea of how a Black woman could conquer a stage and be both a powerhouse and a multidimensional being”.
Read our full tribute to Tina Turner.