Tina Turner’s final wish has been revealed after her death at 83.
On Wednesday, the world lost one of the greatest singers of all time as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll succumbed to her long battle with illness at her home in Switzerland.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” the statement posted on the singer’s Facebook page read.
“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
Now, the longtime performer’s final wish has been revealed.
Turner personally made the said wish in her interview with The Guardian on April 9 when she was asked how she wanted to be remembered.
“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,” Tina replied.
Brave as she was, she went on to say that “nothing” about getting older scared her even though she underwent a string of medical complications – including intestinal cancer, kidney disease, and a stroke – in the last decade.
“This is life’s full adventure and I embrace and accept every day with what it brings,” the musician added.
Tina is survived by two sons and her loving husband, Erwin Bach, whom she married in 2013 after first meeting him at a German airport back in 1985.
Calling the record executive her love at first sight, Tina previously said: “The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour.
“But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection. Even then, I could have ignored what I felt — I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well.
“Instead, I listened to my heart. I left my comfort zone and made it a priority to get to know Erwin. That simple first meeting led to a long, beautiful relationship — and my one true marriage.”
Our thoughts are with Tina’s loved ones during this challenging time.
Tina was an inspiration to all women ,,,don’t put up with the bad as good is there when you least expect it such an icon ,God bless you Tina xxx rip
Condolences to all the family and fans , truly will be missed xxx❤️❤️🌹🌹
I loved her music. Tina sang with such emotion and so much energy. She made you feel alive.
I dressed up as Tina for Halloween one year, I didn’t sing but should have.
I am so happy she found such a wonderful Love with her second husband.
Tina was a lovely person, she always had style, will miss her music, god bless her