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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Rock Legend Tina Turner Dies at 83


Tina Turner, the "Queen of Rock 'n Roll' whose legend grew after she overcame a bitter divorce to musician Ike Turner that was filled with violence, has died at the age of 83.

The superstar's family confirmed her death in a statement on Wednesday, May 24, noting that Turner died "peacefully" at her home near Zurich, Switzerland.

"Starting with her performances with her ex-husband Ike, Turner injected an uninhibited, volcanic stage presence into pop," Rolling Stone's Brittany Spanos declared in a tribute.

"Even with choreographed backup singers - both with Ike and during her own career - Tur...

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