Breaking: Tina Turner, the legendary singer and songwriter died at 83

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Turner died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Switzerland on Wednesday, according to her official website.

A global icon, Turner was one of the most successful and influential singers of all time. She sold over 200 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including eight Grammy Awards.

Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, in 1939. She began her music career in the early 1960s as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. The duo went on to become one of the most successful R&B acts of the era, scoring a string of hit singles, including “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary.”

In 1976, Turner left the Ike & Tina Turner Revue and embarked on a successful solo career. She released a string of hit albums, including “Private Dancer” and “Break Every Rule.”

Turner retired from music in 2000, but she continued to tour and perform occasionally. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.

Turner was a pioneer for women in music. She was one of the first female rock stars to achieve mainstream success, and she broke down barriers for other female artists. She was also a powerful advocate for women’s rights and empowerment.

Turner’s death is a loss for the music world. She was a true icon and a legend. She will be remembered for her incredible talent, her powerful voice, and her enduring legacy.

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