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Rock and soul icon Tina Turner dies at age 83

Editor in Chief, Yahoo Music

Tina Turner. (Illustration: Alex Cochran for Yahoo; photo: Paul Natkin for Getty Images)

Tina Turner — one of rock and soul music’s greatest icons and comeback stories — has died, leaving a seven-decade legacy that blazed a trail for divas like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Jazmine Sullivan and Annie Lennox. In a statement released Wednesday, her representative announced: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll,’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”...READ MORE

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