Tina Turner dies after long illness as tributes pour in for legendary singer

Tina Turner dies after long illness as tributes pour in for legendary singer

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    Tina Turner has died at the age of 83 as tributes pour in for the legendary singer.

    The iconic hitmaker died after suffering with a long illness at her home near Zurich in the heart of Switzerland.

    A statement announcing her death read: "With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model."

    It is understood a private ceremony will be held for her close family and friends.

    The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA.

    She found fame in the late 1960s when she became the lead singer of the band Ike & Turner Revue before she went on flourish as a solo artist.

    Some of her impressive hits include What's Love Got To Do With It, Private Dancer and The Best.

    Throughout her career she has sold more than 180million albums and won an impressive total of 12 Grammy Awards.

    She sold out stadiums on tours around the world for over three decades as one of the hardest working women in showbusiness.

    It comes after her son Ronnie died at the age of 62 last December.

    At the time TMZ reported that he died after "having a hard time breathing" when he was reportedly found unresponsive by neighbours who attempted to revive him with no success.

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