Tina Turner Passes Away At 83 After Long Battle With Illness

Tina Turner
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Tina Turner is truly an icon and a legend to the music industry as well as the world. Earlier today, May 24th 2023, Rolling Stone reported that Tina passed away at the age of 83 due to a long, unspecified illness.

Her family and spokesperson provided these statements today: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

Tina Turner

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Tina Turner’s Inspiring Career

The legendary soul singer was born in 1939 in Tennessee and overcame many trials and tribulations to have the world-shattering career that she did. Some of her most popular anthems include ‘Proud Mary’ (1970), ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ (1984), and ‘The Best’ (1989). She originally rose to fame with her husband Ike Turner in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, until she was able to leave the unhealthy marriage and break out on her own. Ike was physically and emotionally abusive to Tina.

Tina Turner sold hundreds of millions of albums and won 12 Grammy Awards. She sold out global tours and even has a Broadway musical dedicated to her work called Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, which debuted in New York in 2018.

Tina Turner and Disney

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Tina Turner was very involved with Disney. She performed at the Disneyland Paris opening in 1992. Disney’s Touchstone made What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993) about Tina’s life and journey. She recorded the song ‘He Lives in You’ for the sequel soundtrack to The Lion King (1994).

Tina Turner also worked with Elton John on a soundtrack for a Dinsey Musical, later to become Aida. She also worked on the Brother Bear (2003) Soundtrack and performed at the premiere. Disney’s 2021 Cruella even featured some of her earlier songs.

Check out this video from the Tina Turner Blog showing some of her her generous contributions to the magic of Disney:

Fans all over the globe are mourning her passing and are wishing the best for her grieving family and friends.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!