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The singer started off performing with her infamous ex-husband Ike Turner, who is known for abusing her for years. She revived her career in the early 1980s, pushing it to new heights and becoming one of the biggest music performers in the world.

Turner gives electric performance on stage

One of rock's greatest vocalists and most captivating performers, Tina Turner, has passed away at the age of 83.

"Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll,' died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland," according to a statement from her spokeswoman.

"With her, the world loses a legend of music and a role model."

The American singer, whose singles included The Best, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, and What's Love Got to Do With It, was one of rock's most recognizable vocalists.

Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, and Giorgio Armani were among the first to pay respect.

Rolling Stones leader Mick Jagger described her as "truly an enormously talented performer and singer."

She was motivating, hospitable, humorous, and kind. She gave me so much support when I was young, and I will always remember her.

Turner was described as "untouchable" and a "total legend on record and on stage" by Sir Elton in a photo of the two of them that he shared online.

Turner revealed in 2018 that her husband had given a kidney to save her life when she was thinking about assisted suicide. Turner previously suffered intestinal cancer and a stroke.

Roger Davies, who had been her manager for 30 years, described her as "a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy, and immense talent" and expressed his regret at losing her.

With singles like River Deep, Mountain High, and Nutbush City Limits, Turner and her ex-husband Ike Turner achieved stardom in the 1960s.

A 1993 movie starring Angela Bassett, which won three Oscars, chronicled the domestic violence Ike subjected her to and her fight to escape.

Turner pictured with her husband Erwin Bach in Zurich, Switzerland

Turner's life story was also made famous in a hit West End production that is still playing today.

By the end of the 1970s, the singer's fame began to decline, and it appeared that her days in the spotlight were over. Turner now primarily performs on the cabaret circuit as a heritage act.

However, a song of Al Green's Let's Stay Together that became a massive hit in 1983 substantially revived her career.

Turner, who was then in her forties, agreed to a new deal with Capitol Records, which resulted in the 1984 release of the Private Dancer album.

She became a mega-star as a result of the more than 10 million copies that were sold of the album.

There were seven singles from the album, including the title track from Private Dancer, What's Love Got to Do With It, and I Can't Stand the Rain.

Her most well-known song is undoubtedly The Best, which has a standout opening, a steady build, and a strong chorus.

It was released in 1989 as a track on the Foreign Affair album and is a version of a Bonnie Tyler song from Wales.

Proud Mary is another well-known classic; Turner continued to dance energetically to its "rolling down the river" chorus well into her sixties.

Turner had a legendary theatrical presence and dance abilities.

Following her comeback, she made her film debut in 1985's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with Mel Gibson.

We Don't Need Another Hero, a sequel to the film, became a success.

Turner, who was born Annie Anna Bullock in a segregated hospital in Tennessee in November 1939, acquired Swiss citizenship ten years ago.

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