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Ronnie Turner Obituary: Tina Turner’s Son Dies At The Age Of 62

Tina Turner, the adored Grammy-winning superstar, is confronted with an unimaginable tragedy. Tina Turner has paid tribute to her 62-year-old son Ronald “Ronnie” Turner, who died unexpectedly on Thursday.

Ronnie Turner’s Cause Of Death

Tina Turner’s 62-year-old son died after a three-week-long battle with cancer, his wife has revealed.

Afida Turner, who is 45 years old, wrote a tribute to Ronnie on Instagram late Friday night. She said “he became sick very suddenly, adding ‘f*** cancer'”

She posted a picture of Ronnie with his late father, Ike, and she described him as ‘a terrific musician and bass player’ and an ‘amazing soul’ with the ‘heart of a giant.’

Ronnie Turner, who had been diagnosed with cancer before and beat it, was found struggling to breathe outside his home in Los Angeles on Thursday morning, TMZ reported.


Turner will be remembered fondly by many people around the world who enjoyed his music. Fans have taken to social media to express their condolences to Turner’s family and share memories of him and his work.

Tina Turner posted a tribute to her son Ronnie on Instagram on Friday, stating, “Ronnie, you left the world far too early,”  “In sorrow, I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son.” 

Afida Turner, Ronnie Turner’s wife, paid tribute to him on social media on Friday morning, calling him a “true angel” and “my closest friend.”

She stated on Instagram that Ronnie is now with his brother Craig and father, Ike Turner and that despite her best efforts, she could not save him. “Rest in paradise. So unjust.”

Ronnie Turner, the youngest of Tina Turner’s four boys, appeared in her 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne as Tina and Ike Turner.

Craig Turner reportedly committed suicide at age 59 in 2018. He was Tina Turner’s firstborn son, whom she had at age 18 with musician Raymond Hill. He worked in real estate. Ike Turner adopted Craig after their 1962 wedding.

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Tina commented on social media after Craig’s death that she was the “saddest moment as a mother” when she “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 tragically died, but he will always be my baby.” 

Tina Turner adopted Ike Jr., 64, and Michael, 63, two of Ike’s kids. She divorced Ike Turner after sixteen years of marriage in 1978. In 2013, she wed her longtime partner, German music producer Erwin Bach, whom she had known for nearly three decades.

A medical examiner determined that a cocaine overdose caused Ike Turner’s death in 2007 at age 76.

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Tributes Poured for Ronnie Turner

And today, accolades poured in for his brother Ronnie, who made his reputation in Hollywood by starring in the biopic of his mother’s life, What’s Love Got To Do With It, in 1992.

One fan tweeted, “My most sincere condolences to @tinaturner and @AfidaTurner … May Ronnie rest in peace.”

Another said: “My sincerest condolences to @tinaturner on the loss of her youngest son Ronnie Turner, just four years after losing her first son.”

A third said, “No parent should ever have to bury one of their children. Prayers sent for Tina and the rest of the family and friends.”

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Tina was only 18 when she gave birth to Craig with Raymond Hill, a saxophonist for the band Kings of Rhythm.

She later married Ike Turner, who adopted Craig after their 1962 marriage. In 1960, the Proud Mary singer gave birth to Ike’s son Ronnie.

After Tina accused Ike of assaulting her in 1976, the couple separated, and Ike died of a heroin overdose in 2007.

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