‘Proud Mary’ Singer Shares Tribute


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Ceaselessly in her coronary heart. Tina Turner’s second son, Ronnie Turner, has died. He was 62.

“Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow I shut my eyes and consider you, my beloved son,” the “Proud Mary” singer, 83, wrote by way of Instagram on Friday, December 9, sharing a photograph of herself along with her eyes closed.

Tina and Ike — who divorced in 1978 — shared 4 kids collectively previous to the expertise scout’s December 2007 demise. The twosome — who every had kids from earlier relationships — welcomed Ronnie in 1960, almost two years earlier than their nuptials. The previous Tina and Ike Revue musicians went on to undertake each other’s sons: Craig, Ike Jr. and Michael. (The “Nutbush Metropolis Limits” singer shared Craig with ex Raymond Hill whereas Ike and Lorraine Taylor coparented sons Ike Jr. and Michael after their cut up.)

Tina Turner Mourns Death of Her and Ex-Husband Ike Turner's Son Ronnie: 'You Left the World Far Too Early'

Tina Turner with son Ronnie.
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As Tina mourned the demise of Ronnie — who can be survived by spouse Afida Turner — on Friday, she was supported by her well-known buddies. Naomi Campbell, Loni Love, Holly Robinson Peete and extra stars shared their condolences by way of Instagram feedback.

“I really like you a lot. I simply wish to provide the largest hug. I’m so sorry. ❤️,” Adrienne Warren, who performed Tina in her eponymous Broadway musical, replied on Friday.

The late actor’s spouse additionally mourned Ronnie’s loss in her personal Friday assertion.

“MY GOD RONNIE TURNER, A TRUE ANGEL, HUGE SOUL, HIGHLY SPIRITUAL, MY HUSBAND, MY BEST FRIEND, MY BABY,” Afida wrote by way of Instagram, sharing throwback snaps of the couple, who wed in March 2007. “I DID THE BEST TO THE END THIS TIME I WAS NO ABLE TO SAVE YOU. … THIS IS A TRAGEDY U WITH YOUR BROTHER CRAIG AND YOUR FATHER IKE TURNER AND ALINE REST IN PARADISE 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️😭😭💔💔.”

Ronnie’s father, Ike, died in 2007 after a deadly drug overdose, whereas his older brother Craig died by suicide in July 2018. (Ronnie’s reason behind demise has not been confirmed.)

“My saddest second as a mom,” the Grammy Award winner — who remarried longtime companion Erwin Bach in 2013 — wrote by way of Twitter after information broke of her eldest son’s demise. “On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I mentioned my last goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, once I gathered with household and buddies to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was 59 when he died so tragically, however he’ll at all times be my child.”

Us Weekly confirmed on the time that Craig was discovered lifeless in his dwelling from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Tina Turner Mourns Death of Her and Ex-Husband Ike Turner's Son Ronnie: 'You Left the World Far Too Early'

Ronnie Turner
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“I nonetheless don’t know what took him to the sting as a result of at that stage he had mentioned to me that he had by no means met a lady that he felt that means about,” Tina informed BBC Information in October 2018, referring to Craig’s girlfriend previous to his demise. “He was bringing her to fulfill me [for] his birthday in August. He had embellished his condominium that I purchased him years in the past. He had gotten a brand new job with a outstanding actual property firm in California, [which] he was very pleased with.”

She added: “I believe it was one thing with being alone. However once I suppose that, why didn’t he name the brand new girlfriend that give him the elevate? He was an introverted individual. He was very shy, so I didn’t know both, besides now once I pay attention again to our final conversations, I discover a change. The previous few occasions we talked, the conversations had been completely different, and I didn’t know that till after the suicide.”

In the event you or somebody you already know is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).