Tina Turner’s cause of death was revealed the day after she passed away.
The music icon died of natural causes on May 24, his representative told the Daily Mail on Thursday. He was 83 years old.
Turner died at his $76 million mansion in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland.
His representative previously disclosed that he was battling a “long-standing disease” but did not provide further details.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the spokesperson wrote on Instagram at the time.
With his music and boundless passion for life, he has captivated millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.”
The publisher concluded by saying, “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who left us his greatest work: his music. All our sincere affection goes to his family. Tina, we will miss you very much.”
While Turner’s death was a shock to stars all over the world, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen’s health issues didn’t come out completely out of nowhere.
The “Proud Mary” singer admitted she was in “great danger” due to her battle with kidney disease just two months before her death.
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“Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” died Wednesday at the age of 83, after a prolific career spanning decades.
Tina – who was adopted Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame As a solo artist in 2021 – he has sold over 100 million records worldwide during his career, with songs including the hit song “The Best” and his solo comeback single “What’s Love Got to Do With It”.
It recorded the first and only #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the song that started the resurgence of her career in the 1980s.
Tina was 44 at the time, making her the oldest solo female artist to top the Hot 100 chart.
The singer and actress has won a total of 12 Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
“My kidneys are a victim of my unawareness. [sic] my high blood pressure needs to be treated with traditional medicine,” she shared on Instagram on March 9.
“I put myself in great danger by refusing to face the fact that I needed daily, life-long therapy with medication. For too long I believed that my body was an inviolable and indestructible fortress.
Two years ago, Turner revealed in a feature-length documentary called “Tina” that she had been dealing with a number of physical and mental health ailments over the years.
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The “What Love Should Do With It” singer shared in the document that she was diagnosed with a form of post-traumatic stress disorder due to the domestic abuse she suffered during her marriage to her first husband and music partner, Ike Turner.
“I’ve had a life of abuse, there’s no other way to tell the story. This is real. This is real. That’s what you have, so you have to accept it,” Tina said at the time.
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The “We Don’t Need Another Hero” singer also said that she once tried to escape Ike by taking an overdose of sleeping pills in 1968.
“Tina” also covered the Grammy-winning actress’ stroke in 2013, three months after her second marriage to Erwin Bach, her battle with bowel cancer in 2016, and kidney failure in 2017.