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Tina Turner Suffers Shock Heartbreak After Getting Worst News Imaginable
Tina Turner’s beloved son Ronnie Turner, who was 62 years old, has died.
Tragic reports claim that French singer Afida Turner, Ronnie’s wife, confirmed the news in a social media post.
On social media, Tina personally paid tribute to her son by writing: “Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son.”
Tina Turner and her family have just suffered another devastating loss, her son Ronnie has died … TMZ has learned. https://t.co/QafSqbEVyo— TMZ (@TMZ) December 9, 2022
Ronnie, who Tina cohabited with her ex-husband Ike Turner, was discovered dead at his Los Angeles home, according to Hello! Magazine.
Officers had responded to a residence in Encino, California, early on Thursday last week, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. While everything was going on, TMZ said that someone had contacted the police to report that Ronnie was having trouble breathing.
Despite the responding paramedics’ best efforts, Ronnie was tragically declared dead at the site.
Ronnie’s wife, Afida, shared several images on social media with the tragic caption: “I did the best to the end this time I was no[t] able to save you. Love you for 17 years this is very very very bad and I am very mad.”
Ronnie’s postmortem findings, which state that the 62-year-old actor passed away as a consequence of “complications of metastatic colon cancer,” have been confirmed by TMZ. The cancer was stage 4 according to the coroner.
While this is happening, Tina’s grief is made worse by the fact that Ronnie is the second of her children to pass away. Craig Turner, her oldest son, was discovered dead in 2018 after he had reportedly committed suicide.
Ronnie Turner, the son of music icon Tina Turner, has passed away at the age of 62. Rest In Peace. 🕊❤️ pic.twitter.com/b9S6rMM2Rt— V103 Chicago (@V103) December 9, 2022
The 1993 movie “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” which was inspired by the union of Ronnie Turner’s parents, featured a brief cameo by him. According to ET, he was also a musician and was a member of the group Manufactured Funk.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tina Turner and her family during this incredibly difficult time.
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