TARLAKENYO — Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” whose legendary career as a performer spans more than six decades, has died at her home in Switzerland. She was 83 years old.
Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, she received attention and praise for her gravelly voice, bold hairstyles, sense of fashion and energetic performances — rose to fame in the 1960s, opposite then-husband Ike Turner.
She obtained international stardom with songs like “Proud Mary,” “The Best,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” She also starred in the Mel Gibson movie Mad and “We Don’t Need Another Hero.” Turner would go on to write three bestselling memoirs, her final being “Happiness Becomes You.”
Turner retired in 2000, a year after releasing her final solo album, Twenty Four Seven.
In 2008 she went back to the stage to perform at the Grammy’s with Beyoncé, and for a final tour to mark 50 years of her career.