Tina Turner’s beloved son Ronnie died far too young at 62, shocking the world in December. Despite her anguish and sorrow, she paid him a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, writing, “My eyes may be closed in despair, but my heart will always remember you.” Ronnie’s memory lives on via his family and followers alike.
Afida Turner paid a heartfelt tribute to her beloved husband, Ronnie, on Friday. She revealed through tears that no matter how hard she tried, life wasn’t on their side this time, and the love of her life had been snatched from her too soon, reunited with his brother Craig and father Ike in paradise. She described him as a true angel who was more than simply a companion – he was her best friend.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner’s office, Ronnie Turner died of colon cancer. His death resulted from complications from a metastatic disease that had spread throughout his body.
Metastatic cancer, also known as stage 4 cancer, is frightening for many people. It occurs when cancerous cells migrate to other parts of the body beyond their original location. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is equally concerning: a disorder that hardens arteries, potentially restricting blood flow or causing dangerous clots in ways all too familiar from our nightmares.
Ronnie Turner was Tina Turner’s kid. At an early age, he had an unforgettable cameo in his mother’s 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” starring Angela Bassett as Tina and Laurence Fishburne as Ike.
Craig Turner, the firstborn son of Tina Turner, then 18, and saxophonist Raymond Hill, was discovered dead at 59 in 2018. Craig’s mother married Ike Turner shortly after his birth, and he became a member of the family; unfortunately, tragedy struck with another loss for the Turners when Craig died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Tina posted a heartfelt tribute on social media about bidding goodbye to her beloved son Craig, who died suddenly at age 59. In a heartbreaking farewell, she gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the California coast – a moment forever imprinted in Tina’s heart as an everlasting memento of her “baby.”
Tina Turner’s turbulent marriage to Ike Turner ended in 1978, following 16 years of marriage. After his drug-related death nine years later, she married German music producer Erwin Bach, with whom she spent 30 wonderful years before marrying in 2013. Tina also adopted both of her late husband’s boys and has remained close to them for decades; they are now 64 and 63, respectively.