American-Swiss singer Tina Turner died at the age of 83 after a long illness. This was reported by Sky News with reference to its spokesperson. The picture from April 27, 2009 shows the singer at her concert in Prague.
Bern – The American-Swiss singer with a distinctive husky voice, Tina Turner, died today. This was reported by Sky News with reference to its spokesperson. “The queen of rock'n'roll died today at the age of 83 after a long illness at her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world has lost a musical legend and role model,” a spokesperson quoted the statement as saying.
Turnerová became famous as the performer of the hits Simply the Best, We Don't Need Another Hero, Typical Male or the title song from the Bond movie Golden Eye. The singer became famous for her bold costumes and energetic performance, her concerts used to be a big show.
“Rock grandma”, as the singer's most common nickname sounds, has sold over 200 million records. Among other things, she won 12 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award) and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The singer's musical career was fundamentally influenced by her husband Ike Turner, who first started her career, but then complicated it with his stormy life and violent behavior.