We knew her first as one half of Ike and Tina Turner:
Her undeniable energy and talent carried her into prominence as a solo performer after her divorce from Ike, who physically abused her.
She was raised a baptist, but as an adult embraced the Buddhist faith. She found love again 1986 with Erwin Bach, whom she married in 2013. He’s been her rock through health crises such as stroke, cancer, and kidney failure.
We’ll never forget her.