Legendary Tina Turner's Death Followed Tragic Loss of Sons: Concerns of Family Revealed
When Tina Turner, known as the "Queen of Rock'n Roll," passed away on May 24th at the age of 83, she left behind a legacy of iconic music, as well as a family who had been deeply worried about her well-being. This followed the tragic loss of her two sons: Ronnie, 62, who succumbed to complications from colon cancer in December 2022, and Craig, who took his own life in 2018.
Author Mark Bego, known for "Tina Turner: Break Every Rule," expressed the impact of the double tragedy on the singer: "The suicide of her eldest son, Craig, a few years back, and now Ronnie's death are a double blow for Tina."
An individual close to Turner noted how the music legend was "completely devastated" by the loss of her sons. Amid her health battles, a source confided, "Considering the health complications she's faced, losing Ronnie might be the final straw."
Details about Turner's passing were disclosed by her representative. The statement read, "Tina Turner has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. The world is losing a music legend and a role model with her departure."
Apart from her sons' tragic demise, Turner herself had faced significant health challenges, including intestinal cancer and a kidney transplant. In 2017, she received a kidney from her husband, Erwin Bach. Turner also has two other sons, Ike Jr., 65, and Michael, 64, from her previous marriage to the late Ike Turner.
In her 2018 memoir, "My Love Story," Turner detailed the excruciating pain before her surgery, which led her to consider assisted suicide, which is legal in Switzerland. She wrote, "The toxins in my body started taking over. I could hardly eat. I was surviving, not living. The thought of death crept into my mind. I was ready to accept my fate if my kidneys were failing me. When it’s time, it’s really time."
The original information about the family's concerns was provided to the National Enquirer.