According to reports, Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll, who just passed away at 83, died due to natural causes after a long illness. She had battled intestinal cancer and high blood pressure for over four decades.
In her memoir, Turner revealed that she had contemplated assisted suicide in 2016 as she faced the possibility of her body shutting down. However, her husband, Erwin Bach, donated a kidney to her in 2017. In her last interview, Turner expressed her desire to be remembered “as the Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll. As a woman who showed other women that striving for success on their own terms is OK.”
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Tina Turner Died From Natural Causes
The Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll, Tina Turner, has passed away in her idyllic home in Küsnach, Switzerland. According to the Daily Mail, the music icon’s cause of death has been revealed as natural causes at her home after a prolonged illness. While the exact nature of her illness remains undisclosed, Turner, 83, had bravely battled intestinal cancer and endured high blood pressure for over four decades.
On May 24, Turner’s representatives released a statement announcing her passing. They expressed that ‘with her, the world loses a music legend and role model.’
Tina Turner’s Health Challenges
In the wake of her death, attention has turned to Turner’s memoir, which has resurfaced. Within its pages, the iconic singer revealed that in 2016, she had contemplated assisted suicide. In her memoir, Turner gave an honest account of her challenges in recent years.
The “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” had multiple health issues. She was diagnosed with high blood pressure in 1978, and it caused her kidney damage to worsen over time. In 2016, her battle with intestinal cancer began.
As her body was at risk of shutting down, she started accepting the idea of death. Turner revealed that she had joined an organization that helps people with assisted suicide as she mentally prepared herself for the possibility of dying.
But during this difficult period, her husband and partner of 40 years, Erwin Bach, showed incredible love and support. In 2017, he selflessly donated one of his kidneys to her, giving her new hope and extending her life.
Tina Turner Wants To Be Remembered ‘As The Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll’
In what are believed to be her last public comments on April 9, 2023, Turner expressed her hopes for how she would be remembered and her fearless attitude toward death.
When asked during an interview with The Guardian how she would like to be remembered, the legend of the rock ‘n’ roll said: “As the Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll. As a woman who showed other women that striving for success on their own terms is OK.”
When questioned about her fears as she grew older, Turner confidently replied that nothing frightened her. She added, “This is life’s full adventure, and I embrace and accept every day with what it brings.”
The news of Turner’s passing deeply saddened fans worldwide, as her music touched the hearts of millions. The cultural icon is survived by two of her four sons and her husband, Erwin Bach, 67.
Well-Wishers Pay Tribute At Her Home In Switzerland
In a heartwarming display of affection, supporters gathered outside Turner’s lakeside residence in Switzerland on Thursday to honor the beloved music icon who had made the country her home for nearly 30 years.
The scenic town of Kuesnacht, nestled on the shores of Lake Zurich, witnessed a touching tribute as flowers and heartfelt cards adorned the exterior of Turner’s house.
According to Daily Mail, A constant flow of well-wishers made their way to the estate’s gates, lighting candles and leaving heartfelt messages for the renowned singer. Turner’s timeless hits, including “What’s Love Got To Do with It?” and “Simply the Best,” resonated in the minds of those paying their respects.
Residents fondly recalled Turner as a cherished neighbor who appreciated the calm and unpretentious atmosphere provided by her fellow townspeople during her leisurely walks around the area.
Turner relocated to Switzerland in 1995 with her longtime partner, Bach. 2013 following her marriage to Bach, she decided to become a Swiss national and relinquished her U.S. citizenship, solidifying her connection to her adopted home.