Tina Turner died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland

EXCLUSIVE: Tina Turner died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland – after spending years battling cancer, four decades of high blood pressure and undergoing a kidney transplant

Tina Turner died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland, it has been confirmed.

The legendary singer died at the age of 83 in Küsnach near Zurich following an unspecified long illness. She had previously battled bowel cancer and suffered from high blood pressure for more than four decades.

Her representatives have confirmed to that the rock ‘n’ roll queen died of natural causes. They announced the sad news of her death on May 24, saying, “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

After her death, Turner’s memoir resurfaced – where she admitted she once considered assisted suicide in 2016 before her husband Erwin Bach donated his kidney to her.

Queen of rock ‘n’ roll Tina Turner, 83, has died of natural causes

She revealed in her memoir that she joined an assisted suicide organization as she mentally prepared herself for the possibility of dying.

Turner had discovered that her uncontrolled high blood pressure had accelerated her kidney damage – and if her body was going to shut down, she began to come to terms with the idea of ​​death.

Her husband Bach ended up donating his kidney to her in 2017.

Tina Turner’s death was announced on May 24 – but her cause of death was previously unknown.

Turner was first diagnosed with high blood pressure in 1978, and in 2016 began her battle with bowel cancer. At the same time, his kidneys were failing, leading to his transplant surgery in 2017.

On April 9, 2023, in what is believed to be her last public remarks, she told The Guardian how she hoped the world would remember her – and how she did not fear death.

‘How would you like to be remembered?’ asked the Guardian.

‘As the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. As a woman who showed other women that it’s okay to strive for success on your own terms.

When asked what scares her about getting old, she replied, “Nothing. It’s the complete adventure of life and I embrace and accept each day with what it brings.

Turner is survived by two of her four sons – two predeceased her – and her 67-year-old husband, Erwin Bach.

Tina Turner on stage in 1985

Tina Turner on stage in 1985

The couple tied the knot in 2013 after dating for nearly 30 years.

Born Anna-Mae Bullock in 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee, to Zelma and Floyd Bullock, Turner overcame a turbulent childhood and violent marriage to become a musical sensation and legendary performer.

In her early twenties, she rose to prominence with the Ike and Tina Turner revue, a live show with her former husband.

Behind their appearance of success and marital bliss, she endured brutal abuse throughout the marriage. They divorced in 1978.

Turner, determined to succeed on her own and with four sons to raise, stunned fans and the media by speaking publicly about the abuse.

“I wanted to keep people from thinking that Ike and Tina were so positive, that we were such a good team,” Turner explained in a documentary of the same name.

By the early ’80s, she was a musical powerhouse in her own right, alongside the world’s most revered rock stars.

Electrifying performances with Mick Jagger and David Bowie ignited her success and she was soon celebrated with awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Throughout her career, Turner has won eight Grammys out of 25 nominations and three lifetime Grammy Awards. His last stadium gig was in Sheffield, England in 2009.

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