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Pop superstar Tina Turner dies at 83

Tina Turner performs in a concert in Cologne, Germany on Jan. 14, 2009. Associated Press/Photo by Hermann J. Knippertz, file

Pop superstar Tina Turner dies at 83

The singer died Tuesday at her home near Zurich, Switzerland. She had long been ill, her manager said. Born Anna Mae Bullock in rural Tennessee, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee sold more than 150 million records and won 12 Grammy awards in her decades-long career. Her hits include “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “We Don’t Need Another Hero.”

What was her personal life like? She was married to guitarist Ike Turner for 16 years before the two divorced. She later described their marriage as abusive, and Ike admitted to hitting her. Turner married record executive Erwin Bach in 2013 after they had been together for decades. Born into a Baptist family, she practiced Buddhism in her later years.

Dig deeper: Read Arsenio Orteza’s report in WORLD Magazine about hit songwriter Burt Bacharach.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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