Ronnie Turner, son of the legendary singer Tina Turner, died in his apartment in Los Angeles. He was 62 years old. The sad news of Ronnie's death was confirmed by his wife Afida, who posted a series of photos with him on her Instagram.
"MY GOD RONNIE TURNER A TRUE ANGEL HIUGE SOUL HIGHLY SPIRITUAL MY HUSBAND MY BEST FRIEND MY BABY I WAS IYOUR MUMMY YOUR NURSE YOUR LITTLE MONSTER ?????I DID THE BEST TO THE END THIS TIME I WAS NO ABLE TO SAVE YOU LOVE U FOR THIS 17 YEARS THIS IS VERY VERY VERY BAD I AM VERY MAD ? THIS IS A TRAGEDY U WITH YOUR BROTHER CRAIG AND YOUR FATHER IKE TURNER AND ALINE REST IN PARADISE ??????????? SO UNFAIR !," she wrote in the caption of the post.
According to TMZ, which first reported the news, police sources received a call informing them that Ronnie was having trouble breathing.
A few minutes later, he stopped breathing completely. CPR was unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tina has since paid tribute to her son on social media, saying:
"Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son." Although it is not known what caused Ronnie's untimely death, it was known that he had been battling various health problems in recent years, including cancer.
Ronnie was also known to the public for the biographical film "What's Love Got To Do With It" from 1993, where he acted together with his mother. The life of Tina, who had four children, was marked by many tragedies, one of which was the death of her eldest son, Craig, who was born when she was only 18 years old. She lost him in 2018.