Tina Turner, rock and roll icon, dead at 83

At the age of 83, Tina Turner passed away. She was a soul and rock powerhouse known for her octave-defying voice and captivating stage antics.

After a protracted illness, she passed away on Wednesday at her home in Switzerland, according to a statement from her publicist.

Turner outlined a long list of health problems she had dealt with since 2013, including a stroke, intestinal cancer, and kidney failure, in her 2018 memoir Tina Turner: My Love Story.

In 2017, Erwin Bach, her second husband, helped save her life by giving her a kidney.

Turner gained fame as a solo performer and as a member of a duo with her first husband, Ike Turner, over the course of a recording career that lasted six decades.

With the latter, she was recognized with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and rose to prominence on American pop and R&B charts in the 1960s and 1970s.

Tina's diverse vocal influences influenced the duo's high-energy soul and rock. Despite having a wide range of musical influences, she grew up listening to country music.

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