Tina Turner’s exact cause of death was announced just one day after the news that she had died. Anna Mae Bullock, who was a singing legend, died on May 24 of natural causes, her representative told the Daily Mail on Thursday, May 25. She turned 83.
As Parade reported before, the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll died on May 24 in her $76 million home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, near Zurich. She was known for her powerful voice, flashy style, and exciting shows. She was said to have had a “long illness,” but the facts and cause of the illness were not made public.
Turner had talked about having intestine cancer in the past. She also had a history of high blood pressure and kidney disease, but none of these things were listed as official reasons for her death. In 2013, she also had a stroke.
Two months before she died, the singer of “Proud Mary” said she was in “great danger,” implying that she didn’t know how bad her health problems were.
“My kidneys are suffering because I didn’t realize that traditional medicine should have been used to treat my high blood pressure,” she wrote on Instagram on March 9. “I have put myself in a lot of danger by not facing the fact that I need medicine and therapy every day for the rest of my life. For too long, I thought my body was an invincible fortress that couldn’t be broken.
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In Tina, a feature-length documentary coming out in 2021, the “What’s Love Got to Do With It” singer talked about her years of dealing with a variety of physical and mental illnesses. She also talked about PTSD and a kidney donation she had in 2017.
“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all with her best work: her songs. We want her family to know how much we care about them. “Tina, we will miss you so much,” her manager wrote on Instagram when she died.