Tina Turner son, Ronnie Turner, dead at 62

09 Dec 2022 | by Tiffany Davenport

Tina Turner and her family have just suffered another devastating loss, her son Ronnie has died.

Tina Turner son, Ronnie Turner, dead at 62

Police were said to be first called to Ronnie's home Thursday morning, when a person called to report that he was struggling to breathe outside their Los Angeles home. A few minutes later, he wasn't breathing at all.

Paramedics then rushed to the home in San Fernando Valley, where they found bystanders attempting CPR.

But their efforts ultimately failed, and Ronnie was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's currently unclear what led to Ronnie's medical emergency, but was offical known he's had health issues for years, including cancer.

Ronnie's wife, the French singer Afida Turner, confirmed her husband's death in an Instagram post that called him "a true angel" and her "best friend."

"I did the best to the end this time I was no[t] able to save you. Love you for... 17 years this is very very very bad and I am very mad," she wrote in the caption of the post.

"This is a tragedy u with your brother Craig and your father Ike Turner and Aline rest in paradise… So unfair."

Afida, who married Ronnie in 2007, was referring to the death of his older brother Craig, who died by suicide in 2018.

Ronnie's father Ike Turner died in 2007, while his aunt, Tina's sister Alline Bullock, died in 2010.

Tina gave birth to Craig before she met Ike, but he adopted Craig once they wed.

As for Ronnie, he too made a name for himself in Hollywood -- as an actor in "What's Love Got to Do With It" in the '90s.


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