The Rock ‘n’ Roll superstar, Tina Turner passed away at the age of 83 after extended illness at her home in Switzerland near Zurich.
In a statement shared to Sky News by the pop icon’s spokesperson , it read, “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,” the statement read.
A statement was shared on her Instagram page read, “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. (© Peter Lindbergh)”
As we remembering the life well lived, we compiled top ten facts about her full lived life:
Tina Turner’s real identity
The musician was born Anna Mae Bullock and began her music career under the moniker Little Ann with Ike Tuner’s Kings of Rhythm for her first-ever record Box. It was in 1960 when she changed her name to Tina Turner for her hit duet A Fool in Love and the rest is all history.
Guinness World Record
Tina Turner obtained the Guinness title to her name after performing in front of the largest paying audience as a solo artist, selling 1,80,000 tickets in 1988 during her Break Every Rule album tour breaking Frank Sinatra’s world record.
Proud Mary remains one of the pop icon greatest hits of all time, the song won a Grammy Award. This cover song from the 60s rock and roll band Creedence Clearwater Revival has reportedly sold over a million copies.
Four Grammys for a single song
Tina’s hit song from her 1984 album Private Dance, ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ received four Grammy Awards in the categories, Song of the year, Record of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Grammy Hall of Fame.
Her unbelievable accomplishments include 12 Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Main Image: Tina Turner| Instagram