Published Wed, May 24, 2023 at 3:30 PM EDT
Music icon Tina Turner has passed away at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland after battling a long illness, Deadline reports. She was 83.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, achieving fame in the late 1960s with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue after breaking onto the scene as Little Anne in the 1950s. As a solo artist, she scored massive hits in the 1980s with hits including “What’s Love Got To Do With it”, “Private Dancer” and “The Best." She's sold more than 180 million albums and won 12 Grammy Awards.
The Queen of Rock & Roll, her electric performances, rich, unique voice and infectious energy gained her fans across the globe, and her tremendous influence spans across genres.
“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” her U.K. spokesperson, Bernard Doherty, said in a statement.
Questlove, Erykah Badu, Mic Geronimo, D-Nice, and more paid tribute to the icon.