Inside the Lavish Lifestyle and Final Moments of Ike Turner: Music Legend's Untold Stories Unveiled
Legendary rock musician Ike Turner lived life to the fullest and carried the same vigor into his final hours, as revealed to RadarOnline.com. Turner, known for his turbulent relationship with his ex-wife, the late Tina Turner, lived in excess, characterized by hard partying and women, even at the ripe age of 76.
A close family friend characterized Turner's final moments: "His lifestyle revolved around women and wild parties. He lived exactly as he died, before Tina's passing on Wednesday."
Ike Turner's tumultuous life involved battles with substance abuse and notorious temper tantrums. As shared by an insider, he narrowly escaped death six times due to drug overdoses in the last two months of his life.
His friend recounted the extreme measures they had to take to revive him. "At times, we managed to revive him with CPR, while on other occasions, paramedics had to be called."
The same source relayed the details of Ike's last day alive on December 12, 2007. "Ike started his day with partying and smoking with two women in his bedroom. By 11 AM, he felt unwell and decided to lie down."
One of the women discovered Ike was not breathing twenty minutes later. Despite desperate attempts at CPR and an immediate response from paramedics, Ike Turner was declared dead at 11:38 AM.
Ike and Tina Turner gained fame together with smash hits such as "Proud Mary" and "River Deep, Mountain High." However, Tina's solo career rocketed her to superstardom. The brutal abuse Tina suffered led her to leave Ike in 1976, giving her a fresh start with second husband Erwin Bach.
Following Ike's death, a representative for Tina remarked, "Tina hasn't had any contact with Ike in over 30 years." They declined to make any further comments.
Tina Turner's passing was confirmed on Wednesday, with reports indicating she died peacefully at her home in Küsnach, near Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 83, following a lengthy undisclosed illness.