Legendary Music Icon Tina Turner Passes Away at 83
With over 100 million records sold worldwide, Tina Turner was one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She was a recipient of 12 Grammy Awards and the first black artist and first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Despite enduring emotional and physical abuse, as well as battling health issues including stroke, intestinal cancer, high blood pressure, damaged kidneys, and kidney failure, Turner continued to persevere. She underwent a kidney transplant and on May 24, 2023, Turner passed away at her home in Kusnacht, Switzerland, at the age of 83.
Death is always a painful reminder of how fragile life really is. Turner came on this stage called life, lived it to the fullest, and left a lasting impact on those who were touched by her music.
Her music and lyrics resonated with fans all over the world because through them, she told us how she felt. We could journey with her through her songs because she painted vivid images with her powerful vocals and connected with her audience on a personal level.
Tina Turner was a force to be reckoned with on stage. Her passionate and intense performances brought the audience to their feet, every time. Her legendary legs only added to her iconic persona, moving effortlessly onstage and inspiring many to follow in her footsteps.
Though Turner may be gone, her legacy lives on through her music. She will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come. Rest in power, Tina Turner.