Tina Turner was the US-born star was one of rock's iconic singers, known for her electric stage presence and hits including The Best, Proud Mary, Private Dancer and What's Love Got to Do With It.

The singer began performing alongside ex-husband Ike Turner, who infamously subjected her to years of abuse. The domestic abuse Ike subjected her to - and her struggle to break free - was documented in a 1993 film starring Angela Bassett, which won three Oscars.

Turner's life story was also immortalised in a popular West End show that is still running. She resurrected her career from the doldrums in the early 1980s - taking it to new heights and becoming one of the world's biggest music stars.

She lived on a sprawling estate on Lake Zurich with her husband and former EMI record executive Erwin Bach, some 16 years her junior.

The couple met in 1985, with Turner once telling Oprah Winfrey it was love at first sight when he was sent to pick her up from an airport in Germany.

"He had the prettiest face. You could not miss it," she said.

"It was like saying, 'Where did he come from?' He was really that good looking. My heart went bu-bum. It means that a soul has met. My hands were shaking."

Turner the legendary rock 'n' roll singer was born on November 26 1939 and died May 24,2023. She died at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home near Zurich, Switzerland. After years of performances across the south she eventually rose to the highest levels of rock stardom as the electric frontwoman.

Her publicist Bernard Doherty said: "Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.

Among the first to pay tribute were Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Diana Ross, Bette Midler and Giorgio Armani.

"She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer," said Rolling Stones frontman Jagger.

Turner had four children, two of them she adopted from Ike's first marriage. Her eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, who she had when she was 18, died in an apparent suicide five years ago. The singer said that scattering his ashes in the sea off California was her "saddest moment as a mother". She wrote on Twitter: "He was 59 when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby." Tragedy struck again in 2022 when her second son Ronnie died of cancer. Her story depicts strength and all who knew her emulate it too. May your soul rest in perfect peace Tina Turner.