Photo: David Redfern/Redferns Tina Turner — legendary singer and performer across rock, soul, and pop music — died on May 24 at age 83. Her publicist confirmed the news to U.K. agency PA Media . In a statement , her family said that Turner had "died peacefully" at her home in Switzerland "after a long illness … With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model." Turner is known as one of the best vocalists in rock history and a high-energy live performer, earning her nickname, the "Queen of Rock and Roll." Born Anna Mae Bullock, she began singing with guitarist and singer Ike Turner in 1957. She performed as Little Ann until 1960, when Ike gave her the name Tina Turner and they debuted as a duo on "A Fool in Love." The song became a rare R&B crossover hit and set up Ike & Tina Turner's early success as a duo. (Despite Tina's name, they didn't marry until 1962.) They had more success after their single "River Deep – Mountain High," which reached No. 3 on the U.K. Singles Chart and earned them a slot opening for the Rolling Stones. Appearing on the second-ever issue… Read full this story
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