Tina Turner: Iconic Singer and Music Legend Dies at 83

Tina Turner, the US-born star, was a legendary female rock singer known for her electric on-stage presence and a string of hits.

She first found fame in the 1960s alongside ex-husband Ike Turner, with the classic song River Deep, Mountain High among their repertoire. Her long struggle to break free from the domestic abuse Ike subjected her to was documented in the 1993 Hollywood film starring Angela Bassett, which won three Oscars.

The two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, worked hard to reimagine the role of a Black woman in rock & roll — one that was firmly placed front and center. During her time in the duo Ike and Tina Turner (inducted in 1991), her electric onstage presence forever raised the bar for live performance. Their hits “River Deep–Mountain High” and “Proud Mary” endure to this day.

But this Queen of Rock & Roll went on to make music history again with her solo career (for which she was inducted again in 2021) and with her bravery in sharing her life story as a book, film, and Broadway musical. There was nothing her deep, robust voice couldn’t do, as displayed on her solo hits like “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “Private Dancer.”