Tina Turner

Tina Turner was an American naturalized Swiss singer, among the most famous and acclaimed female performers of rock music. With a career spanning more than half a century, spanning from the 1960s to the 2000s, she has been called the queen of rock 'n roll. In 1991 she was inducted along with ex-husband Ike Turner into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1967 she was the first American artist and the first woman to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1986 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Turner has received twelve Grammy Awards over the course of her career, including eight competitive and four honorary, as well as three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In December 2005 she was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors for her performance art, joining a small circle of artists that also includes Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed her in 17th place in the ranking of the best singers of all time and in 63rd place in the ranking of the best artists. With over 100 million copies sold worldwide, Turner was one of the most successful artists in the history of rock music.

She died on May 24, 2023 at the age of 83 in her Küsnacht home near Zurich, after several years of illness. Following her passing, several entertainment celebrities commemorated her, such as Beyoncé, Mick Jagger, Cher, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett and Priscilla Presley, as well as President of the United States Joe Biden and his predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. As she requested, she received a strictly private funeral and her body was subsequently cremated.