Tina Turner’s son Ronnie dead at 62

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Tina Turner has experienced another tragedy.

Ronnie, the son of the ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ singer, passed away this week, his wife Afida announced on Instagram. He was 62.

“My god Ronnie Turner, a real angel [sic] soul very spiritual my man my best friend my baby iyour [sic] mama your nurse i did my best till the end this time i was no [sic] able to save your love for these 17 years this is very very very bad i am very angry ,” Afida captioned a carousel of photos of her late husband.

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Tina Turner’s son Ronnie, pictured here with his wife Afida, has passed away at the age of 62.
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“This is a tragedy you with your brother Craig and your father Ike Turner and Aline are resting in paradise so unfair.”

Law enforcement sources told TMZ they received an emergency call from someone claiming Ronnie was struggling to breathe. Minutes later, Ronnie stopped breathing completely.

Turner, 82, has four boys. Her eldest, Craig, died by suicide in 2018.

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Turner, 82, has four boys. Her eldest, Craig, died by suicide in 2018.

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Tina Turner at the Poplar Creek Musical Theater

Turner, 82, has four boys. Her eldest, Craig, died by suicide in 2018.

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“I believe it was really his time,” the actress said.

Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate and Ronnie was pronounced dead at the scene.

A representative for Turner, 83, did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

While it is not known what caused Ronnie’s untimely death, he had been battling several health issues in recent years, including cancer.

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It is not yet known what caused Ronnie’s death.
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Turner is a mother of four children. Her eldest, Craig, died by suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in July 2018 at the age of 59.

“I think Craig was lonely, that’s what I think really got him more than anything else,” Turner told Gayle King in an interview a year later. “I have pictures of him smiling all over the place, and I think I feel he’s in a good place. really.”

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Ronnie is survived by his mother and wife.
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Craig was born when Turner was 18 years old. Her second husband, Ike Turner, adopted him when they got together. His biological father, Raymond Hill, played saxophone for the band Kings of Rhythm.

The “Dear” singer later told the “New York Times” that she lived a “terrible life” in light of all the abuse she received at Ike’s hands, as well as the illnesses she battled.

Ronnie Turner and his dog
He and Afida had no children.
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“I had a horrible life,” she shared. “I just kept going. You just keep going and you hope that something will come.”

She gestured to her extravagant home in Switzerland, Chateau Algonquin, and added, “This came.”


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