At the end of her life, Tina Turner spent a "pleasant" time with her colleague and friend Cher. The singer of Believe has indeed visited, several times, the queen of rock'n'roll, who died Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at her home in Switzerland.
"I started visiting her because I thought, 'I have to put this time at the service of our friendship so that she knows we haven't forgotten her.' We all took turns going to see her and it made her happy," Cher told MSNBC's The Beat With Ari Melber.
Strong to the end
It was during one of these visits that Tina Turner confided to Cher that she had not long to live. "And then five hours later, we were laughing like crazy and she wanted to get up and show me what she had bought for the house. She had a great time even though she was very sick and didn't want people to know," Cher added.
"She fought the disease for so long and she was as strong as you can imagine, but I know in the end she told me, 'I'm really ready. I don't want to go through that anymore." She often gave me strength and I gave her strength too. I truly believe that we were perfect friends to each other," Cher concluded.
Tina Turner was "on dialysis" at these meetings, a machine usually used to control kidney disease or end-stage kidney disease. The singer of The Best had been transplanted in 2017, her husband, Erwin Bach, giving her one of his kidneys. Turner's family did not say the cause of death.
- Tina Turner