Tina Turner’s son Ronnie dies age 62, four years after her eldest son Craig’s death

Tina Turner’s son has reportedly died at age 62 after taking his own life.

Ronnie Turner, the second-born son of the Simply the Best singer, died on Thursday morning after police were called to his home in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, TMZ reports.

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

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

“My god Ronnie Turner a true angel huge soul highly spiritual my husband my best friend my baby your [sic] mummy your nurse I did the best to the end this time i was no [sic] able to save you,” she captioned a carousel of photos.  

“Love u for this 17 years this is very very very bad i am very mad. This is a tragedy u with your brother Craig and your father Ike Turner and Aline rest in paradise. So unfair.”

Ronnie had battled several health issues in the past, including cancer.


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

“I think Craig was lonely, that’s what I think really got him more than anything else,” Turner said in an interview with Gayle King in 2019.

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

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Turner has not yet released a statement following Ronnie’s death.

Tributes for the icon’s son have flowed on Twitter, with fans expressing their condolences for the Nutbush City Limits singer.

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

Ronnie was Turner’s second son with late ex-husband Ike Turner, who died in 2007.

The 42-year-old played himself in the 1992 biopic of Tina Turner’s life, What’s Love Got to Do With It?

If you or someone you know is in need of support contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kid’s Helpline on 1800 55 1800. In an emergency dial Triple Zero (000).

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