His trademarks include a contralto growl that could burn or explode, his bold smile, and some wild hairstyles.
Tina Turner, the queen of rock and roll, has died at the age of 83.
He died on May 24, after a long illness at his home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, according to his manager. She became a Swiss citizen a decade ago, according to an AP report.
“How can we say goodbye to a woman who took ownership of her pain and trauma and used it as a means to help change the world?” Angela Bassett, who played Turner in the 1993 biopic, “What does love have to do with it?”, he said in a statement. “Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to staying the course of her life no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and others like her, Tina Turner showed others that they lived in fear of what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion and freedom should look like.”
His trademarks include a contralto growl that could smolder or explode, his bold smile and strong cheekbones, and the fast-paced, muscular legs he wasn’t afraid to show off, the AP report claims.
In his decades-long career, he has sold more than 150 million records worldwide and won 12 Grammy Awards. In addition to his voice, her various hairstyles often made headlines as well. Sometimes long, sometimes short, Turner was always experimenting with his hair (or wigs). Here’s a look at some of his hairstyles, in no particular order.
Tina Turner performs with Beyonce at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008.
Tina Turner and Elton John perform as a duet at the VH1 Fashion & Music Awards on December 3, 1995 in New York.
Tina Turner during the ‘Rock over Danube’ festival in Vienna on August 27, 1993.
Daniel J. Watts, Tina Turner and Adrienne Warren during the opening night of ‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on November 7, 2019 in New York City.
Tina Turner during the German TV show ‘Wetten Dass…?’ (“Bet It…?”) in Leipzig, Germany, on November 13, 2004.
Tina Turner waves during a photo call before the Emporio Armani Fall/Winter 2011 women’s collection show at Milan Fashion Week on February 26, 2011.
FILE – Singer Tina Turner arrives at the White House for the Kennedy Center Honors Gala December 4, 2005 in Washington. Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage actress, died Tuesday after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, her manager said. She was 83 years old. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)