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Music icon Tina Turner’s cause of death confirmed as natural causes

Callum Jones

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Music icon Tina Turner’s cause of death confirmed as natural causes

Featured Image Credit: Matthias Jueschke / PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Music Legend Tina Turner's cause of death has been confirmed as natural causes, her representatives have confirmed to the Daily Mail.

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.”

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Tina Turner's cause of death has been confirmed. Credit: Matthias Jueschke / Alamy Stock Photo
Tina Turner's cause of death has been confirmed. Credit: Matthias Jueschke / Alamy Stock Photo

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.

Turner has been a little quieter in recent years though, as she is said to have suffered from some ill-health, which started with 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.

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Bach was said to have sacrificed one of his organs for her because he ‘didn’t want another woman’ - if that isn't true love, I don't know what is.

While she had the 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.

Turner's reps have confirmed she died of natural causes. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Turner's reps have confirmed she died of natural causes. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

The singer also advised her fans to 'show their kidneys some love' in an emotional post.

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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."

Tributes have been pouring in for Turner since her sad passing was announced, including Beyonce who hailed Turner as her 'beloved Queen'

Topics: Music, Celebrity

Callum Jones
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