The terrible news was announced on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Tina Turner died after a long illness, at the age of 83. “With her, the world loses a music legend and an icon,” wrote one of her representatives in a press release announcing her disappearance. If the singer had had great success, she had also had to face great drama. Indeed, she had to face the death of her two sons. In 2018, the star had lost his son Craig, then 59 years old. He had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. The mother of the family had been devastated by this tragedy. She had assured that it was the “sadest moment of [her] life as a mother”. But only four years later, she had once again had to go through a similar ordeal.
Indeed, his youngest son, Ronald Turner, better known by the first name Ronnie, had breathed his last. He had been swept away in just a few months by colon cancer. He died on December 8, 2022 when he was only 62 years old. If Tina Turner has been more discreet in the media sphere in recent years, she had come out of her reserve to pay a vibrant tribute to her son.
Tina Turner had paid a vibrant tribute to her youngest son
“Ronnie, you left the world far too soon. In sadness, I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son,” she captioned a black-and-white snapshot of her. For several months, the health of the singer worried. She will finally have breathed her last in turn, only a few months after her youngest son. No doubt she never really recovered from the loss of her two sons. She always assured that losing children was the hardest thing she had to face.
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