#Video: The singer and actress Tina Turner, considered the “Queen of Rock”, dies at the age of 83

Tina Turner, The queen of rock and roll, died this Wednesday at the age of 83 after a long illness. The singer had suffered health problems in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and a kidney transplant in 2017.

“He died peacefully after a long illness at his home in Küsnacht.near from Zurich, Switzerland,” his representative said.

Tina Turner started his career in the 1950s during the early years rock’n’roll and evolved to become in an MTV phenomenon.

Who was Tina Turner?

Tina Turnerwhose real name is Anna Maewas born in Tennessee, United Statesin a family mired in poverty. From an early age, he had to face an unfavorable environment but he found an alternative life in his musical talent.

At eight years old, he entered the church choir, where his prodigious voice drew attention. This passion for singing became an escape route from bullying school, a broken home and the abandonment of their parents.

At the age of 17, in Saint Louis, she met Ike Turnerwho hired her as vocalist for his band, the Kings of Rhythm.

Ike became his mentor and transformed his image, changing his name to Tina Turner. Both began a sentimental relationship in the late 1950s and married in 1962.

During their marriage, Tina suffered gender violence and endured from beatings to constant abuse. Despite the odds, the duo Ike and Tina achieved great musical success, especially with his version of “Proud Mary” in 1971.

After years of suffering, Tina left her husband in 1978. She began her solo career and with the album “Private Dancer” in 1984, achieved worldwide fame.

“My relationship with Ike was doomed. the day he discovered that he was going to be his moneymaker”, Turner wrote in her 2018 biography “My Love Story.”

“I needed to control myself, financially and psychologically, so that I could never leave him.”

Tina Turner, in her 2018 biography “My Love Story”

Songs like “What’s Love Got to Do With It” catapulted her to the top of the chartss and cemented his position as a rock legend. Throughout his career, Tina sold millions of records and was awarded eight Grammy Awards.

With an estimated fortune of $250 million., Tina Turner decided to settle in Switzerland, giving up his US citizenship where he lived next door from her husband Erwin Bach, a music producer.

Tina Turner retired from the stage in 2009, but she will always be recognized as “The Queen of Rock and Roll” and one of music’s biggest stars.