The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner, has died at the age of 83.
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While the cause of death was not immediately shared, the Tennessee-born singer-songwriter had suffered numerous health struggles across the last several years including cancer, a stroke and kidney failure.
"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” her rep said in a statement according to TMZ. “With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly."
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A private funeral ceremony is expected for family and close friends and family.
Turner initially rose to fame in the 1960s after meeting Ike Turner and becoming a lead vocalist in his band.
The pair went on to marry in 1962 and continued on the path of immense success throughout the 1970’s with songs like “Proud Mary,” "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" and "River Deep - Mountain High.”
The duo eventually split creatively in 1976 and ended their marriage in 1978 prompting Turner to launch a solo career in the 1980s which has been called one of the greatest musical comebacks of all time.
Tina was an 8-time GRAMMY winner and told her truth in her 2018 autobiography, My Love Story, which detailed the abuse she suffered from ex-husband Ike.
Tina’s life was honored with a Broadway Musical in 2019, a production she got to enjoy for herself from the audience alongside fans.
The news of Tina’s passing has saddened fellow artists and fans alike and they have all turned to the power of social media to share tributes, memories and stories in honor of Turner.
Check out some of the tributes below.
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