Tina Turner confessed about being 'in great danger' just weeks before her death
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The Rock' n' Roll queen herself, Tina Turner, confessed about being in 'great danger' just weeks before her death.
Turner - best known for hits such as 'Proud Mary' and 'The Best' - died at the age of 83, her publicist Bernard Doherty told the PA news agency on Wednesday (24 May).
The star died 'peacefully' at her Swiss home, with a statement confirming the sad news reading: "With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.
“With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”
In a career spanning over 60 years, the American-Swiss singer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, won eight competitive Grammy Awards and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame.
But in recent years, Turner is said to have suffered from ill health, following an intestinal cancer diagnosis in 2016.
The legendary singer went on to have a kidney transplant in 2017, as partner Erwin Bach donated his kidney - which Turner said saved her life in her 2018 autobiography, Tina Turner: My Love Story.
While she had a transplant, all was obviously not well with Turner as she explained she was in 'great danger' in a post to mark World Kidney Day in March of this year.
The singer also advised her fans to 'show their kidneys some love' in an emotional post.
In one of her final Instagram posts, Turner wrote: "Today is International World Kidney Day. Why is it important? Because kidneys fail without pain. And that’s why I’m telling you today: Show your kidneys love! They deserve it.
"My kidneys are victims of my not realising that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine.
"I have put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I need daily, lifelong therapy with medication."
She continued: "For far too long, I believed that my body was an untouchable and indestructible bastion. I am, therefore, delighted to be able to support a new international campaign for kidney health.
"You can read the whole story of my disease on the website www.showyourkidneyslove.com. Here you can find out how your kidneys work, what the risk factors are and how you can keep these important organs healthy. Let’s show our kidneys some love!"
Tributes have been pouring in for Turner since her sad passing was announced, including Beyonce who hailed Turner as her 'beloved Queen'.