Tina Turner, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen, has passed away at the age of 83.
Turner, is one of the most celebrates entertainers of all time. She passed away in Switzerland, after a long battle with illness, according to reports.
‘Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, says an official statement. “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
“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. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music.”
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Tina Turner’s revival is one of the most successful in the history of music. Over the course of her five-decade career, the legendary singer sold over 200 million albums. She won twelve Grammys and released a number of popular tracks, including “River Deep (Mountain High)” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It”.
Australians are likely to remember her best for the “Simply The Best” rugby league promotion, developed by former NSWRL general manager John Quayle in 1990. Turner may not have appeared to be an obvious choice for rugby league promotion. However, the “Simply The Best” enjoyed meteoric success after the famous NRL campaign which put it on the map, throughout the 1990s and beyond.
“It was really a golden era for rugby league and part of that is through Tina Turner. So she will always be remembered by fans and this weekend” says Quayle.
“She played a unique role in probably the most iconic sports marketing campaign in our history, it was inspirational and it got people thinking about rugby league differently.”
Not long after the announcement Turner’s death, a variety of luminaries began posting tributes to her on social media. On Twitter, in particular, numerous personalities including Ciara, Magic Johnson, and Grandmaster Flash, paid tribute to the “What’s Love Got to Do with It” performer.
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