The legendary Tina Turner has died at age 83 “after a long illness” in her home with husband Erwin Bach in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, according to Deadline. In recent years, Turner had battled cancer, strokes, and kidney failure.
Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, she was originally known for her high-octane performances with husband Ike Turner on such early hits as “A Fool In Love,” “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” the Phil Spector-produced “River Deep, Mountain High,” “Nutbush City Limits,” and the couple's classic cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's “Proud Mary,” before divorcing Ike in 1976 after years of physical abuse.
Tina's 1984 comeback album, Private Dancer, peaked at Number Three and has sold a whopping 12 million albums globally. The album featured her three-week chart-topper, “What's Love Got To Do With It,” which earned her Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year as well as a Best Female Pop Vocal.