Tina Turner’s Hometown Plans to Build a Statue in Her Honor
Brownsville, Tennessee, the hometown of the late singing sensation Tina Turner, is planning to erect a statue in her honor. Bill Rawls Jr., the mayor, hopes to unveil a permanent memorial to the singer. The mayor said, “When Tina took the stage, she owned it. We want this statue to represent that passion. Tina was an inspiration to the entire world. It showed the people of Brownsville that no matter where you start, you own your story of where you end up.” The statue will be erected in Brownsville’s Heritage Park, near Carver High School, which Turner attended.
Brownsville is also home to the Tina Turner Museum, making it an appropriate location for the statue. The museum is currently closed due to COVID-19, but it is a popular attraction that celebrates the singer’s career and her roots in the small Tennessee town.
Despite having legions of fans around the world and being adored as a hero in her adopted country of Switzerland, Turner’s funeral will be a small and private affair, just for close family and friends. The iconic singer passed away earlier this week of natural causes at her home in Switzerland. She was 83 years old.
Turner, whose real name is Anna Mae Bullock, renounced her US citizenship ten years ago to become Swiss, moving there in 2013, three months after marrying Erwin Bach. Bach, who is German, had previously been Turner’s partner for 27 years. He famously donated one of his kidneys to save her life in 2017.
Tina Turner was a legend in the music industry, with hits like “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Private Dancer,” and “Proud Mary.” Her impact on music and culture will be remembered for generations to come, and the statue in her hometown is a fitting tribute to her legacy.