This is sad news for the music world. Tina Turner died on Wednesday May 24 at the age of 83. His spokesperson announced the news of his disappearance in a statement. “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n Roll’ died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness, at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,” he said.

Born on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee (United States), the interpreter of What’s Love got to do with it had abandoned her American nationality in 2013 to be naturalized Swiss and had learned German. “I feel at home here. I couldn’t imagine a better place to live,” she explained of her new country. Wishing to move away from the United States because of her celebrity, Tina Turner had chosen Switzerland as a place of retirement, with her husband Erwin Bach.

Tina Turner had bought a large estate on the shores of Lake Zurich

In 1986, Tina Turner met Erwin Bach, a German music producer. Very quickly, the two artists fell in love and decided to settle in Switzerland, in Küsnacht. Their marriage had also been celebrated in 2013, on the shores of Lake Zurich. Eight years later, the couple had decided to buy a large estate, located in the town of Stäfa, on the shores of Lake Zurich.

The $76 million estate had been purchased by Afida Turner’s mother-in-law after the pandemic. Extending over 24,000 square meters, it included no less than ten buildings, a pond, a stream, a swimming pool and a pier. “With this property, we have found a new weekend retreat, close to home” had also confided Erwin Bach. A quiet place that allowed the singer to spend the last years of her life away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Death of Tina Turner: why did the star go into exile in Switzerland?

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