Tina Turner’s children: Everything to know about the late music legend’s 4 kids

Tina Turner (Image: HBO YouTube)

Tina Turner’s children: Everything to know about the late music legend’s 4 kids

Tina Turner’s passing has left the world in a state of mourning and loss. The iconic music artist, commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’, breathed her last on May 24, 2023, apparently after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. Her official social media pages confirmed her death, as they wrote: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner”. In an illustrious career spanning more than six decades, the late artist blessed and entertained people with songs such as What’s Love Got to Do With It, Private Dancer, Simply the Best and Proud Mary, among others.

Tina Turner’s death comes six months after she lost her youngest son Ronnie Turner, who died in December after battling colon cancer. He was 62. After his death, Tina said that his baby “left the world far too early. In sadness, I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son.

Besides Ronnie, Tina Turner has 3 other children: Craig Raymond Turner, Ike Turner Jr., and Michael Turner. While Craig and Ronnie were her biological sons, she had her ex-husband Ike Turner’s two sons Turner Jr. and adopted Michael.

Let’s look at them in more detail.

Tina Turner’s 4 children: Everything to know about the late singer’s children

  1. Craig Raymond Turner

Craig Raymond Turner

Tina Turner was just 18 when she had her first son Craig Raymond Turner in 1958, from her relationship with Raymond Hill, who played the saxophone in Ike Turner’s band Kings of Rhythm. During his lifetime, Craig avoided being in the limelight. I worked as a real estate agent. Sadly, he died by suicide in July 2018 at his home in Studio City, California. He was 59. On July 19, 2018, Tina Turner held a ceremony to scatter her son’s ashes, she shared in a tweet.

“My saddest moment as a mother. I said my final goodbyes to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, as I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes on the coast of California. He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”

Tina Turner

2.Ronnie Renelle Turner

Ronald “Ronnie” Renelle Turner was the only son Ike Turner and Tina Turner had together, and is the youngest of Tina Turner’s four children. He was born in October 1960 and is the youngest of the Turner siblings. According to IMDb, Ronnie shared screen space with his late mother in the 1993 film What’s Love Got To Do With It. He was married to the singer Afida Turner. He died on December 8, 2018. His wife shared a statement on Instagram, writing: “My God, Ronnie Turner, a true angel, great soul, highly spiritual, my husband, my best friend, my baby.”

3. Ike Turner Jr.

Ike Turner had six children, but Tina only adopted his two sons from his long-term relationship with Lorraine Taylor. The eldest of Tina Turner’s children, Ike Turner Jr., was born in 1958. Like his parents, he also started a career in music, and in 2006 he even won a Grammy in the Traditional Blues Album category for producing his father’s album Risin’ Met die Blues. In a 2018 interview with DailyMail, Ike Turner Jr. shared that he has been estranged from Tina Turner for nearly 2 decades.

“Tina raised me from the age of two. She is the only mother I have ever known. I haven’t spoken to my mother since God knows when – probably around 2000. I don’t think any of my brothers have spoken to her in a long time either.”

Ike Turner Jr.

4. Michael Turner

Michael Turner is the youngest son Ike Turner had from his relationship with Lorraine Taylor. Of all Tina Turner’s four children, the least is known about him. However, a source told Fox News that Michael, along with his brothers Ike and Ronnie, were “devastated” to hear they were left out of the 2021 HBOMax documentary Tina.

It’s all about Tina Turner’s four children.

May her soul rest in peace.

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Tina Turner’s children: Everything to know about the late music legend’s 4 kids

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