Tina Turner's Eerie Advice to Her Younger Self Before Death

Dani Sanders
Tina Turner posing with the Grammy's
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After news about her death became public, an interview with British Vogue has now resurfaced, disclosing Tina Turner’s motivational advice to her younger self. Keep reading to find out more about what the late singer had to share in her last interview before passing away.

Points Of Discussion

In an interview with British Vogue, just a month before her death, Tina Turner shared the inspirational advice she would give her younger self and the secret behind her well-lived life.

What Does Well-Lived Mean?

Tina Turner's posing and smiling at the camera
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When asked about what it means to have a well-lived life, Turner responded, “My life has been full, but with lots of sad times that I now forgive and strive to forget.”

Moving Forward Is The Key

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Coming to the answer, the singer shared, “Maybe that’s the answer: to keep moving forward, to let go and aim to fill your life with love.”

A Point Of Gratitude

Tina Turner laughing

As for how closely her answer to the question reflected where she was in life, Turner commented, “That is where I am now, and I am grateful.”

Advice To Younger Self

Tina Turner laughing during an interview

Later in the interview, the 83-year-old singer was asked about the advice she would relay to her younger self given the chance to do so. 

Stay Strong Through It All

Tina Turner laughing
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The Proud Mary singer replied by saying, “I would tell myself to stay strong and continue wanting more and fighting for it all!”

Worth The Wait

Tina Turner singing.

Concluding her answer with an optimistic remark, Turner added, “It will come, and it will be worth the wait!”

Dead At 83

The legendary Tina Turner has died at the age of 83.
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After working tirelessly towards a stellar career, Turner was found dead in Switzerland at 83 years of age on Wednesday, 24 May 2023.

News Of Death

The news of her passing away was shared with the world via a post on the singer’s official Instagram that featured a black and white picture of the late star smiling at the camera. 

A Moment Of Sadness

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The dreary caption accompanying the post read, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner.”

An Inspiration For Upcoming Singers

Tina Turner smiling while one of her performances
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The caption further stated, “With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.”

Time To Say Goodbye

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On a concluding note, the post bid farewell “to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music” and shared their “heartfelt compassion” with her family.

Endless Catalogue Hits

Throughout her career, Turner was regarded as a legendary performer with several catalog hits to her name, some of which included What’s Love Got To Do With It and Proud Mary.

12-Time Grammy Winner

Turner began her singing career in the 1950s and achieved an incredible feat of bagging 12 Grammy wins and becoming the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in the music industry. 

An Abusive Relationship

Tina Turner during one of her performances
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In 1962, the Private Dancer singer tied the knot with Ike Turner, a marriage that was later described by her as an abusive relationship, leading to their divorce in 1978.

The Wedding Bells Ring Once Again

She then dated Erwin Bach, a music producer, for 27 years before the pair finally got married in 2013.

Adopted Successors

Young Tina Turner smiling
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After her death, Turner was succeeded by her two adopted sons, Ike Turner Jr., 65, and Michael, 63, alongside her husband Erwin Bach.

A Great Loss

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The Better Be Good To Me singer lost her son Ronnie Turner last December and her eldest son Craig Turner in 2018 after the 58-year-old committed suicide. 

Cause Of Death?

The legendary Tina Turner has died at the age of 83.
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The actual cause of the singer’s death has not been revealed yet, except for an indication by her rep team that Turner was battling a “long illness.”