Tina Turner, the queen of rock ‘n’ roll, has died at the age of 83 after a long illness at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, according to her journalist.

Turner has been ill in recent years, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and received a kidney transplant in 2017.

There will be a private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family,” Turner’s publicist said. “Please respect the privacy of her family at this difficult time.

He continued by saying;

She died peacefully at home: With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.

Tina was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, United States on November 26, 1939.

She rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the band Ike & Turner Revue, but later found success as a solo artist.

“What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Private Dancer,” and “The Best” are among his greatest hits.

She has sold over 180 million albums and received 12 Grammy Awards.

One of the hardest working women in the show business, she’s sold out stadium tickets on world tours for more than three decades.