Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died Wednesday at the age of 83 after a long battle with intestinal cancer.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” her team wrote on Instagram.
“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly,” they added.
Known for hits such as “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “The Best,” Turner’s music pinnacle was in the 1980’s, and she grew up in Nutbush, Tennessee.
The soul music legend was diagnosed in 2016 and received a kidney transplant a year later.
In the 2021 documentary “Tina,” Turner bid her fans a final farewell.
“Some people say the life that I lived and the performances that I gave, the appreciation… I should be proud of that. I am,” Tuner said in the HBO doc. “But when do you stop being proud? I mean, when do you, how do you bow out slowly? Just go away?”
Turner is survived by her husband Erwin Bach and had four children, two of which were adopted.
Her ex-husband, Ike Turner, was a former host on KWAM.
West Tennessee is home to the Tina Tuner Museum in Brownsville.