Singer Tina Turner has died at 83, according to a statement posted Wednesday on the rock legend’s official Instagram account. She passed away after a long illness at her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Tina Turner,” the statement said, adding that the American singer, who became a naturalized Swiss citizen, left “behind her greatest work: her music.”
In seventy years of career, the star of rhythm’n’blues had imposed his mark. Tina Turner died on Wednesday, May 24, at the age of 83.
With hits like “Proud Mary” or “The Best”, the artist with the blond mane and the devastating smile knew how to ignite the crowds thanks to her explosive stage performance.
“With her music and endless passion for life, she has enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” the statement added on its official account.
The White House hailed an “icon,” mourning “a tremendous loss.”