Legendary singer Tina Turner dies at 83

Tina Turner performs onstage at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois on June 12, 1984
(Image credit: Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Tina Turner, an iconic, enormously influential singer who bridged the gap between rock n' roll, R&B, soul, and even country, has died at the age of 83, her family confirmed. 

“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock & Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,” Turner's family said in a statement. “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.