Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who shared a dynamic run of hit records and live performances in the 1960s and 1970s with husband Ike Turner,
and who triumphed in middle age with the number-one single "What's Love Got to Do With It," has passed away at the age of 83.
According to her manager, Turner passed away on Wednesday in her home in Küsnacht, close to Zurich, after a protracted illness. Ten years ago, she obtained Swiss citizenship.
Few celebrities have traveled as far or overcome as much as Anna Mae Bullock, who was born in a segregated Tennessee hospital and spent her later years on a 260,000 square foot estate on Lake Zurich.
While most of her peers were on the decline in their 40s, she became a superstar on her own and remained a top concert draw for years after,
despite the physical abuse, emotional devastation, and financial ruin caused by her 20-year marriage to Ike Turner.
How do we bid adieu to a woman who took ownership of her suffering and trauma and used it to make a difference in the world? In the 1993 biopic "What's Love Got to Do With It," Angela Bassett, who played Turner, said in a statement.