The Legendary Singer & Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll & Grammy Award Winning: Tina Turner died at 83 from natural causes at her home in Küsnach near Zurich, Switzerland, on May 24, as she had previously battled intestinal cancer and suffered with high blood pressure for over four decades. ‘With her the world loses a music legend and role model.’ This sent shockwaves across the world – but her cause of death was previously unknown. Her death comes after she suffered numerous illnesses in recent years, including intestinal cancer, stroke and kidney failure.
She revealed in her memoir that she signed up to an assisted suicide organization as she mentally prepared herself for the possibility of dying. Turner had discovered her unmanaged high blood pressure had accelerated her kidney damage – and if her body was going to shut down, she started making peace with the idea of death. Her husband Bach stepped in to donate his kidney to her in 2017.
Turner was first diagnosed with high blood pressure in 1978, and in 2016 started her battle with intestinal cancer. At the same time, her kidneys were failing, which led to her transplant surgery in 2017. On April 9 2023, in what are believed to be her final public remarks, she told The Guardian how she hoped the world would remember her – and how she did not fear death. ‘How would you like to be remembered?’ the Guardian asked. ‘As the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. As a woman who showed other women that it is OK to strive for success on their own terms.’ Asked what frightens her about getting older, she replied: ‘Nothing. This is life’s full adventure and I embrace and accept every day with what it brings.’ Turner is survived by two of her four sons – two preceded her in death – and her 67-year-old husband, Erwin Bach.
Electrifying performances with Mick Jagger and David Bowie set her success on fire and she was quickly celebrated with awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Throughout her career, Turner won eight Grammy’s from 25 nominations and three lifetime Grammy Awards. Her final stadium concert was in Sheffield, England, in 2009.
On Thursday, well-wishers gathered outside the lakeside home of Tina Turner to pay tribute to the music legend who had made Switzerland her home for nearly three decades. Flowers and cards lay outside the house in the picturesque town of Kuesnacht, on the shore of Lake Zurich. A steady stream of visitors came to the gates of her estate to light candles and leave messages for the singer whose hits included ‘What’s Love Got To Do with It?’ and ‘Simply the Best.’ Locals described her as a popular neighbor who appreciated the lack of fuss from fellow residents when walking around. Turner moved to Switzerland with her longtime partner Bach in 1995. In 2013, shortly after marrying Bach, she became a Swiss national and gave up her U.S. citizenship.
I was very lucky enough to spend that historic 1999 turning into 2000- New Years Eve with Tina Turner, as she opened for Elton John in a epic concert at the Silver Bowl in Las Vegas, and then again performing Rolling On The River with Beyoncé at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles! On this TV show re-broadcast we will take you back to a stage musical tribute done for her in Las Vegas, at The Flamingo Hotel & Casino:
”Rolling on the River with Tina Turner .. In this Legends in Concert Tribute to Tina Turner , there is a great performance of “Proud Mary” – a real classic ! Legends in now in it’s 35th year ! The show performs year-round six nights per week. Legends, hailed as a “Las Vegas Strip Institution” by the media, was first introduced in 1983 at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino and moved to the Flamingo property in 2013. One of few remaining showrooms set in the old Vegas style with tiered showroom seating, the Donny & Marie Showroom seats more than 700 guests, and includes VIP booths.
Very talented performers pay tribute to a select group of superstars from the past and present. Not only do they sound like the original stars, they look and perform like them too. Lori Mitchell-Gay who portrays Tina Turner in the world-famous stage spectacular, “Legends In Concert,” says the voice just comes easy to her when performing the glamorous singers. Originally from Philadelphia, she attended high school at the Philadelphia Performing Arts School where she majored in theater and minored in dance. She did not have any formal education in voice but she began singing in the church choir as a child. “The two people that influenced me most in my life,” she said, ” were my mother who was a performer, and my grandfather who exposed me to different types of music.” Lori applied for and received a scholarship to attend Emerson College in Boston. She attended that school for one year and later transferred to Temple University where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Her first professional singing job was with a top 40 group called “High Energy.” This exposure and experience developed within her a stage presence and style she would later apply to singing performances in production stage shows. Lori is a very talented and versatile performer and tackles the seemingly impossible task of impersonating several superstar performers. In addition to Tina Turner whom she is currently emulating, she also performs a tribute to Whitney Houston and Diana Ross. When asked which performer is her favorite to impersonate Lori said, “I don’t have a favorite, they are all extensions of myself.” Lori is now sharing her premier Tina Turner tribute act with the world via the number one tribute show, Legends in Concert at The Flamingo Vegas. This show is now playing at The Flamingo Las Vegas, and was filmed live from the 1st. row- center.@tinaturner For ticket info go to : . or @FlamingoVegas @Vegas For the complete story go to: entertainmentandsportstoday.com, on Facebook & Instagram: @entertainmentandsportstoday , and
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So join us and sing along: Y’ know, every now and then I think you might like to hear something from us Nice and easy But there’s just one thing You see we never ever do nothing Nice and easy We always do it nice and rough So we’re gonna take the beginning of this song And do it easy Then we’re gonna do the finish rough This is the way we do proud mary And we’re rolling, rolling, rolling on the river Listen to the story I left a good job in the city Working for the man every night and day And I never lost one minute of sleeping Worrying ’bout the way things might have been Big wheel keep on turning Proud mary keep on burning And we’re rolling, rolling Rolling on the river Cleaned a lot of plates in memphis Pumped a lot of tane down in new orleans But I never saw the good side of the city Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen Big wheel keep on turning Proud mary keep on burning And we’re rolling, rolling Rolling on the river If you come down to the river I bet you gonna find some people who live You don’t have to worry if you got no money People on the river are happy to give