Tina Turner dead: Music legend dies at aged 83 after long illness as tributes pour in

Singer Tina Turner, one of rock’s most famous voices who had hits including Proud Mary and The Best, has died at the age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist told the PA news agency.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the singer said: "Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock'n Roll' has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.

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

Tina had suffered a number of health issues in recent years including cancer, a stroke and kidney failure.

A private funeral ceremony will be held for her close friends and family.

The singer was beloved for her incredible vocals and unmatched on-stage charisma.

She is widely referred to as the "Queen of Rock and Roll" - a title she earned after decades in the music industry. 

Some of her best-loved songs include 1966's River Deep, Mountain High, which she worked on with producer Phil Spector.

Five years later, she released the popular song Proud Mary, which was originally a hit for Credence Clearwater Revival in 1969.

Other songs include 1973's Nutbush City Limits and 1983's Let's Stay Together.

She performed much of her early music with her husband Ike as part of Ike & Tina Turner Revue, although she was later able to launch a successful solo career. 

After leaving her abusive and controlling husband, she was able to further cement herself as a solo star with popular 1984 tune What's Love Got to Do With It. 

In her later years, tina covered Bonnie Tyler's classic song The Best in 1989, putting her own soft rock twist on the hit. 

She also provided her voice for 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, which served as the opening music for Pierce Brosnan's debut as 007.

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