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Tina Turner’s son Ronnie dies aged 62, four years after eldest son Craig


by Tina Turner son died at the age of 62 after taking his own life.

Ronnie Turner, second son of Simply the best singer, died Thursday morning after police were called to his home in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, TMZ report.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency team to revive him, the publication reports Ronnie died at the scene.

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Tina Turner’s son Ronnie dies aged 62. (Getty)

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Ronnie’s wife, Afida, announced the heartbreaking news in an emotional post on Instagram.

“My God, Ronnie Turner, a true angel, big soul, very divine, my husband, my best friend, your darling. [sic] I’m your nurse, you did your best this time don’t you [sic] can save you,” she annotated a photo carousel.

“Love you for 17 years, this sucks, I’m so angry. This is a tragedy for you Craig, your brother, your father Ike Turner and Aline rest in heaven. It’s not fair.”

Ronnie has had to battle a number of health problems in the past, including cancer.

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This is the second time in four years that Turner’s family has suffered tragedy. In 2018, the eldest son of the male singer Craig died by suicide at the age of 59.

Turner said in an interview with Gayle King in 2019: “I think Craig is very lonely, which is what I think really makes him understand more than anything else.

“I have pictures around him smiling and I think I’m feeling that he’s in a good place. I really do.”

Tina Turner and her son Craig
Tina Turner and her late son Craig. (Provided)

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Turner has yet to issue a statement following Ronnie’s death.

Tributes for the icon’s son poured out on Twitter, with fans expressing their condolences to nutbush city limit singer.

“My sincerest condolences to @tinaturner on the passing of my youngest son Ronnie Turner, just 4 years after losing her first son,” one fan wrote.

Ronnie is Turner’s second son with her late ex-husband Ike Turner, who passed away in 2007.

The 42-year-old played himself in the 1992 biopic about the life of Tina Turner, What does love have to do with it?

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, get in touch Lifeline 13 11 14 or Children’s helpline on 1800 55 1800. In an emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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