Solène Delinger 14:35 p.m., May 29, 2023, modified at 14:37 p.m., May 29, 2023Tina Turner breathed her last on Wednesday, May 24, leaving behind a colossal musical legacy, composed of unforgettable hits like "The Best" or "We don't need another hero". While fans of the singer are still mourning their idol, her former assistant revealed the details of her funeral in an interview with the "Mirror".
Tina Turner's fans are still in shock. On Wednesday, May 24, their idol, the "Queen of Rock & Roll" died at the age of 83 after battling a "long illness". The American star breathed her last at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland. The singer, who revolutionized the world of music with her hits Proud Mary, The Best or We don't need another hero, will be buried there, and not in the United States, her native country.
"Tina Turner wanted to be cremated"
Tina Turner had a special connection with Switzerland, where she had settled in 1995 to follow her partner, German producer Erwin Bach, whom she married in 2013. The star had been naturalized in the aftermath, after passing a test. "I am very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. I can't think of a better place to live," she said at the time in an interview with Blick magazine. The singer also wanted to end her life in Switzerland, away from the spotlight. His funeral will also be like the last years of Tina Turner, lived in anonymity. "She didn't want a big funeral ceremony," Eddy Hampton, the star's former assistant, told the Mirror. "She wanted to be cremated and I imagine the ceremony will be small, intimate. I'm sure there will be a tribute concert later. It will be for his very close friends in Switzerland and for his manager. It's not going to be a big family reunion." Turner's assistant did not reveal the names of the guests or the date of the singer's funeral.
READ ALSO- "I put myself in danger": the shocking confidences of Tina Turner, two months before her death