Singer Tina Turner, "the queen of rock-and-roll," died "peacefully" Wednesday at age 83 after a long illness, her agent said. The American star, naturalized Swiss, died in his home near Zurich. During her career that began in the 1950s in the United States, she won eight Grammys, the ultimate awards of American music. Performing hits such as Proud Mary or The Best, the pioneering artist has ignited crowds around the world with her inimitable voice and explosive stage play. Back, in pictures, on his career.
Director: Olivier JUSZCZAK
Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Tennessee (southern United States), Tina Turner made her debut at 16 with the blues group "Kings of Rhythm" of the one who will become her husband, Ike Turner.
It is with him and "The Ike and Tina Turner Revue" that the singer will begin to know a certain fame by becoming one of the most popular black formations in the United States in the 1960s.
In 1966, Ike Turner and his musicians opened for the Rolling Stones on their UK tour, opening the couple to success in Europe.
But Ike Turner beats her regularly.
She finally ran away in 1976 and had to hide from him for a while before finally obtaining a divorce in 1978.
In the rain of tributes that were paid to the singer on Wednesday, many highlight her resilience and courage in the face of this violence.
After crossing the desert, Tina Turner returned to the summit in the 1980s.
In 1984, she released her first solo album Private Dancer, which included the hit "What's Love Got To Do With It".
The title will win the Grammy for best recording of the year in 1985, the awards of American music. In all, the singer has won eight during her career.
In 1985, she starred opposite Mel Gibson in the film Mad Max Beyond the Thunder Dome where she played the leader of a merchant city in a post-apocalyptic world.
During her world tours, the singer fills entire stadiums.
In the mid-1990s, she performed GoldenEye, the title song of the soundtrack of a James Bond episode in cinema.
Many tributes have poured in since the announcement of his death.
Mick Jagger, singer of the Rolling Stones, praised an artist "so talented", but also "warm, funny and generous". The band's guitarist, Ronnie Wood, also lamented the loss of the "queen of rock and soul".
Tina Turner is a "star whose light will never fade," said former US President Barack Obama.
She settled permanently in Europe in the 1980s, dividing her life between Zurich and a villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer, near Nice, with her companion Erwin Bach, 17 years her junior. They married in 2013, the year she took Swiss nationality.
In 2018, she lost her eldest son Craig Turner, who committed suicide. Another son, Ronnie, died in 2022. The "Queen of Rock" died on May 24, 2023 after a long illness.
- Tina Turner