Tina Turner‘s son, Ronnie Turner, has died at 62.

On Thursday morning, an individual called law enforcement and said that Ronnie was outside their home and having difficulty breathing.

Despite bystanders’ best efforts to save Ronnie’s life in the meantime, he was pronounced dead at the scene when paramedics arrived.


Ronnie’s wife, French singer Alfida Turner, mourned his loss on social media. She shared a series of happy photos of Ronnie and the two of them together. “I did the best to the end this time I was no[t] able to save you,” she captioned her Instagram post. “Love you for…17 years this is very very very bad and I am very mad. This is a tragedy… you with your brother Craig and your father Ike Turner and Aline rest in paradise… So unfair.”

The family members she referred to — Ronnie’s brother, Craig Turner, his father, Ike Turner and his aunt, Aline Bullock all passed away between 2007 and 2018.

Tina paid tribute to her late son on Instagram with a black and white, close-up photo of her with her eyes closed. In the picture, she looks devastated but serene.

“Ronnie, you left the world far too early,” Tina wrote in her caption. “In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son.

Tina tragically lost her son, Craig, to suicide back in July 2018.

The “Proud Mary” singer opened up about her painful loss to Gayle King at the time. “I think Craig was lonely, that’s what I think really got him more than anything else,” Tina speculated during the interview. “I have pictures all around of him smiling, and I think I’m sensing that he’s in a good place. I really do.”

Ronnie was a talented musician like his mother, and he played in a band called Manufactured Funk. He also appeared in Tina’s 1993 biopic, What’s Love Gotta Do With It.

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