Family and close friends of Tina Turner have said their final goodbyes after a series of celebrations of her life — before the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll was cremated, RadarOnline.com has exclusively confirmed.
The final whereabouts of her ashes are not known but a source said Turner wanted her final resting place to be somewhere near and dear to her heart.
As this outlet reported, Turner died on May 24 after battling a long illness. The Grammy winner was 83 years old when she passed away in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music,” a post on her official Facebook read. “All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
The Simply The Best singer’s death came almost six months after she lost her second child with ex-husband Ike Turner. Ronnie Turner died from colon cancer complications on December 8. He was 62 years old.
RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed that the medical examiner listed Ronnie’s place of death as “sidewalk,” and a 911 call was placed by someone who said that Ronnie was having trouble breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four years before Ronnie’s passing, Turner’s firstborn child, Craig Raymond Turner, took his own life. In 2018, Craig died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found at his home in Studio City, CA.
The Private Dancer singer had Craig when she was just 18 with Ike’s saxophonist, Raymond Hill. After Turner wed Ike in 1962, he adopted Craig.