Fans Pay Tribute to Late Tina Turner at Chateau Algonquin
Since last night, fans of the late Tina Turner have been visiting Chateau Algonquin in Küsnacht near Lake Zurich to pay tribute to the singer. They have been leaving flowers and burning candles near the house. Songs from Tina’s repertoire can be heard in the background, while the messages recall the greatness of the artist, expressing that she was the best rock singer of her time.
Tina Turner’s Life in Switzerland
Tina Turner renounced her US citizenship in 2013 and settled in Switzerland on the same property where she died at the age of 83 with her husband Erwin Bach. Family spokesmen reported that the funeral will take place in private, with the presence of only his family and close friends, who have requested that their privacy be respected at this time.
Tina Turner’s Influential Career
In 2009, Turner retired from music at the age of 70 after a prolific career that includes the sale of more than 200 million records, the recording of 22 albums, including 12 studio recordings, three live and seven composed of his hits, and the winning of eight Grammy Awards.
Turner began her career in the 1960s and 1970s with her first husband Ike Turner. However, due to the mistreatment she suffered from her husband, she separated from him in 1976. In the 1980s and 1990s, already in her maturity, Turner returned to the stage, becoming the pioneer of female rock and demonstrating that aging was not a problem for a successful career.
In the 1990s, Turner achieved her greatest success with world tours and her participation in films such as Goldeneye, from the James Bond saga and Last Action Hero in 1993. After her retirement, Turner led a low-key life away from the spotlight in the Küsnacht mansion she shared with her husband, who is of German origin.
Tina Turner: Iconic Figure and Honorary Doctorate
Swiss President Alain Berset said on his Twitter account that “the world has lost an icon” and called Tina Turner “an impressive woman who found a second homeland in Switzerland”. Tina Turner regularly voted in Swiss referendums, and in 2021, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern “for her incomparable musical work and artistic life”.
In her last years, Tina Turner faced health problems, including a cardiovascular accident in 2011 and colon cancer diagnosed shortly thereafter, as well as family losses, including the death of their first son, Craig, at age 59 in 2018, and the death of their youngest son, Ronnie, at age 62 in 2022 from cancer.
In conclusion, Tina Turner was an incredible artist and an inspiration to many women. Her legacy will live on through her music, and she will always be remembered as an iconic figure in the music industry.