Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin: The Secret Confrontation Between the Divas of Song
It’s no secret that rivalries between stars can run deep, and often, egos make reconciliation impossible. One such relationship was the bad blood between Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. The dispute was so intense that even their funerals were rumored to be in competition.
According to a source close to the artists, in 2018, while Tina was fighting complications from a kidney transplant, she planned her own funeral to be bigger than Franklin’s. The reason for this was Turner’s determination to not let Franklin outshine her in death.
However, Franklin died in 2018, and plans for Turner’s funeral have not been made public, but a family spokesperson confirmed that it will be intimate. Her fans have flocked to her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, to pay their respects.
The dispute between Turner and Franklin began with rumors that Franklin was having an affair with Ike Turner, Tina’s abusive husband, before their divorce in 1978. The rumors were that the affair continued during the ’80s, when Tina’s comeback album “Private Dancer” knocked Franklin off the charts.
An Inheritance Worth Millions
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tina Turner’s fortune was estimated to be worth $250 million at the time of her death. In 2021, it was reported that she sold her music and image rights to BMG Rights Management for approximately $50 million.
Aside from her professional career, Turner also had personal assets such as properties, jewelry, and high-end vehicles, worth an estimated $317 thousand to be divided between her adoptive children and grandchildren.
One of her most significant properties was the castle where she spent her last days, costing a whopping $76 million. It included several buildings, a pond, a swimming pool, a pier on Lake Zurich and is crossed by a stream.
Overall, Turner’s personal assets will be distributed among her children and grandchildren.
In conclusion, a long-standing rivalry between Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin was evident to everyone. Even after their deaths, there was a rumored competition between their funerals. Nevertheless, Tina’s family confirmed that her funeral will be intimate, and her fans continue to pay their respects in Switzerland. Turner’s inheritance was worth millions, including properties, jewelry, and high-end vehicles, divided amongst her adoptive children and grandchildren.