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Tina Turner dies at 83

Daniel J. Watts, Tina Turner, Adrienne Warren
FILE – Singer Tina Turner, center, takes a bow during the curtain call with actors Daniel J. Watts, left, and Adrienne Warren on the opening night of “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” on Nov. 7, 2019, in New York. Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer, died Tuesday, after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, according to her manager. She was 83. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The legend Tina Turner has passed away at the age of 83. 

Turner’s camp released a statement on Facebook saying she passed peacefully in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland:

“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,” the statement read.

Turner was said to have come from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest female artists of all time. 

Turner began her career in the 1950s eventually became known as the ‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll.’ 

She brought us chart-topping songs like “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Private Dancer,” “Better Be Good to Me,” “The Best,” and “Typical Male.”

Turner also took home six of her eight Grammy nominations.

She retired in 2018 after her health took a toll, however, she continued to inspire audiences around the world. 

To this day, her 1988 show in Rio de Janeiro drew 180,000 people and remains one of the largest concert audiences for any single performer.