She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021

Tina Turner
Tina Turner [Paul Natkin/Getty Images]

Entertainment icon Tina Turner has passed away. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died Wednesday at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, her publicist confirmed. She was 83 years old.

“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model,” Turner’s publicist Bernard Doherty stated.

He added that there will be a funeral ceremony held for Turner’s family and close friends.

Tina Turner was one of the greatest entertainers of all time. She sold out arenas and stadiums around the globe over a career that spanned five decades. While her accomplishments on paper are noteworthy, her role as a trailblazer for women in music is immeasurable.

In 2009, Turner retired after completing a massive Tina! 50th anniversary tour. Throughout her career, she garnered eight competitive GRAMMY® Awards, three GRAMMY® Hall of Fame honors, and the coveted GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 with Ike Turner, and again in 2021 as a solo artist. In 2005, she became a Kennedy Center Honors recipient. To date, Turner has sold over 100 million records worldwide.