Tina Turner Mourns Death of Son Ronnie

Ronnie Turner, the son of music legend Tina Turner and the late Ike Turner, has died at the age of 62, his wife and family announced on Friday.

Black and white photo of Tina Turner in shiny dress passionately singing into microphone


Black and white photo of Tina Turner in shiny dress passionately singing into microphone

Tina Turner’s son Ronnie Turner has passed away at the age of 62.

According to TMZ, police received a call Thursday morning from someone who said Ronnie was having trouble breathing. While Bystanders attempted CPR, paramedics arrived at the scene to find Turner dead. 

Turner’s cause of death is currently unclear, though the outlet notes “he’s had health issues for years, including cancer.”

Ronnie’s mother, legendary singer Tina Turner, took to Instagram on Friday to mourn the loss of her son.

“Ronnie, you left the world far too early,” Tina wrote. “In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son.”

Hours earlier, Ronnie’s wife, French singer Afida Turner, confirmed her husband’s death in an Instagram tribute.

“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,” she wrote in the caption of the post. “This is a tragedy u with your brother Craig and your father Ike Turner and Aline rest in paradise… So unfair.”

Ronnie’s death comes four years after Tina lost oldest son, Craig, who in July 2018 died by suicide at the age of 59.

“My saddest moment as a mother,” Tina tweeted at the time. “On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”

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