The world mourns the loss of music icon Tina Turner, who passed away at the age of 83. Her extraordinary journey was marked by groundbreaking achievements and unwavering spirit that ended in her home in Switzerland yesterday. As a Black woman in the music industry, Turner’s indelible mark on history will be forever cherished.
Born into humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, she overcame immense challenges to become a global sensation, emerging during the rock and roll era of the 1950s and rising to prominence in the ’80s. Her chart-topping hits include the iconic, “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” which solidified her status as an unstoppable force.
The eight-time Grammy Award-winning Queen of Rock captivated audiences across racial and cultural divides and made a huge impact on the world. Beyond music, she spoke boldly about the abuse she endured during her marriage to musician Ike Turner. It became a symbol of strength and resilience for survivors.
She was an incomparable talent and a trailblazer.
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