Tina Turner dead at 83
In her final interview just six weeks before her death, Tina Turner said she wanted to be remembered as ‘the Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll’.
The iconic singer died at her home in Küsnach near Zurich, Switzerland, today following a long, unspecified illness.
Her representatives confirmed her death, saying: ‘With her the world loses a music legend and role model.’
On April 9, in what are believed to be her final 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?’ the Guardian asked.
‘As the Queen of Rock’n’Roll. As a woman who showed other women that it is OK to strive for success on their own terms.’
Asked what ‘scares’ her about getting older, she replied: ‘Nothing. This is life’s full adventure and I embrace and accept every day with what it brings.’
Sharp as ever, Turner joked about whether she’d like more sex, money or fame – ‘at my age, is there another option?’ and told how she was enjoying ‘anonymity in retirement’.
Tina Turner died at home today at the age of 83 after a long illness. She is shown in 2019 on the opening night of the Tina Turner Musical in New York City
A musical legend: Turner in 1997. In a recent interview, she said she wanted to be remembered as ‘the Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll’