23 photos of Tina Turner's extraordinary life
Tina Turner died at age 83, her family confirmed.
She was a well-known singer, known for hits like "What's Love Got to Do With It."
Among her many accomplishments in her lifetime, Turner won eight Grammys.
Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, began her music career as a teenager when she met Kings of Rhythm member Ike Turner.
It was Ike who gave her the stage name Tina Turner. Their debut single as a duo, "A Fool in Love," was released in 1960.
Ike and Tina toured across the US and overseas. But behind the scenes, Ike was physically abusive toward the singer.
Tina split from Ike in 1976, with just 36 cents in her pocket. In the '80s, her solo career took off with the studio album "Private Dancer."
"Private Dancer" was a commercial success, spawning hits like the titular track and "What's Love Got to Do With It."
She was nominated for five awards at the 1985 American Music Awards and won two trophies: favorite soul/R&B female artist and favorite soul/R&B female video artist.
Turner's solo success led to TV appearances on shows like NBC's long-running sketch series "Saturday Night Live." Here she is with host Alex Karras and cast member Billy Crystal during rehearsals in January 1985.
Turner won three of the five awards she was nominated for at the 1985 Grammys. Here she is with fellow winner and friend Lionel Richie.
Months later, in July 1985, Turner and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performed together at the Live Aid event held in Philadelphia.
That year, Turner embarked on her tour for the album "Private Dancer." She performed two back-to-back shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Turner's music industry friends included Cher. Turner even appeared on an episode of "The Sonny & Cher Show" in 1977.
Outside of her flourishing music career, Turner starred as Aunty Entity in the film "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," which opened in theaters in July 1985.
Here's Turner performing alongside Paul McCartney at The Prince's Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party on June 20, 1986.
Among her many accolades, Turner also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.
Turner's career took her all over the world, including places like Brazil. Here she is dancing in the streets of Rio de Janeiro in December 1987.
Turner delivered high-energy shows throughout her decades-long career. Here she is performing in England in July 1990.
In June 1993, she embarked on the What's Love? Tour in support of her studio album "What's Love Got to Do with It." Here she is backstage at Radio City Music Hall in July of that year.
Turner's 1995 song "GoldenEye" was written by U2 members Bono and the Edge. It served as the theme song of the "James Bond" movie of the same name.
She delivered performed "When the Heartache Is Over" and "Proud Mary" at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta at the Super Bowl pre-game show on January 30, 2000.
At the 50th Grammys on February 10, 2008, Turner and Beyoncé teamed up for an electrifying performance of "Proud Mary."
To celebrate her 50th year in the music industry, turner went on tour in 2008. The following year, after the tour concluded, she formally retired.
Turner met German record executive Erwin Bach at an airport in 1985. They married in 2013 in Switzerland, where Turner had citizenship. Despite her retirement, Turner, accompanied by Bach, attended events like Paris Fashion Week.
Turner's legacy continued in many ways, like the Broadway show "Tina — The Tina Turner Musical," which opened in November 2019. She appeared on stage on the opening night and said, "I can never be as happy as I am now."
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