This Wednesday, May 24, Tina Turner died in Switzerland where she had resided since 2011. In a press release, her relatives specify that she succumbed to a long illness. A “peaceful” death, surrounded by his family, at the age of 83. With 200 million albums sold, she was one of the most popular artists in the world. His hits are unmissable. “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” said the statement about the singer who had a 50-year career and 11 Grammy Awards to her credit. In 2013, Tina Turner suffered from a stroke before suffering from bowel cancer three years later, which she did not want to treat with chemotherapy treatment. She had then adopted a homeopathic treatment and then she had suffered from kidney failure.

In 2018, in her book entitled My love story, Tina Turner mentioned this kidney failure. “In December 2016, my kidneys were only working at 20%. I had two choices: daily dialysis or a kidney transplant. But my chances of having a donor were slim,” she said. The rock’n’roll star then made a radical decision. Already living in Switzerland, she had taken steps to benefit from assisted suicide. “I didn’t want this life. I couldn’t eat anymore. I was surviving, but I wasn’t living anymore […] I started thinking about death. If my kidneys were leaving me, it was time for me to die. When it’s time, it’s really time,” she said.

This gesture of love that saved his life in 2018

Married in 2013 to Erwin Bach, a German producer, Tina Turner had met him in his record company. 16 years her senior, the interpreter of The Best had chosen to settle in Switzerland to live by her side. As for him, he offered her a kidney. The singer underwent a kidney transplant in April 2018. “He told me he didn’t want any other woman but me, from another life. He surprised me. He told me that he wanted to give me one of his kidneys,” she revealed in her book.

Tina Turner: this magnificent gesture from her husband to save her life when she was seriously ill

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