Music icon Tina Turner died from natural causes, it has been confirmed.
The late singer had many health battles throughout her life and died at the age of 83 on Wednesday, 24 May, at her stunning home in Switzerland.
A statement issued by her publicist at the time read: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
The American-born star had resided in the European country for several years after giving up her US citizenship in 2013.
A representative for Tina confirmed the cause of her death to Mail Online.
One of Tina’s final social media posts addressed her poor health as she urged her followers to take care of their kidneys.
“Today is International World Kidney Day. Why is it important? Because kidneys fail without pain. And that’s why I’m telling you today: Show your kidneys love! They deserve it,” she penned back in March.
“My kidneys are victims of my not realising that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine. I have put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I need daily, lifelong therapy with medication. For far too long I believed that my body was an untouchable and indestructible bastion.”
Tina underwent a kidney transplant in 2017 after her beloved husband Erwin Bach donated one of his organs to the singer.
A year prior, she had been diagnosed with intestinal cancer. The disease is found in the small intestine, with symptoms including severe abdominal cramps, bloody stools, a lump in the abdomen, and sudden weight loss.
In her memoir, Tina explained that she’d been suffering with chronic diarrhoea which sparked her diagnosis.
In addition to this, the songstress had a stroke in 2013 which left her unable to walk in the days that followed the health scare.
Recalling the ordeal in her memoir, My Love Story, Tina penned: “I woke up suddenly and in a panic. A lightning bolt struck my head and my right leg — at least that’s how it felt — and I had a funny sensation in my mouth that made it difficult for me to call out to Erwin for help.”
She added: “I suspected it wasn’t good, but it was worse than I ever imagined. I was having a stroke.”
10 days on from her stroke, Tina managed to regain her mobility.