Ronnie Turner, the son of legendary singer Tina Turner, has died. He was 62.
Ronnie’s wife, Afida Turner, confirmed his passing in a touching post, calling her husband “a true angel.”
According to TMZ Law enforcement received a 911 call Thursday morning from a person who said Ronnie was outside their home and having a hard time breathing.
Paramedics rushed to the San Fernando Valley address, where bystanders were attempting CPR, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both his parents were famous musicians, Ronnie entered the acting world, making an appearance in the 1993 film, What’s Love Got to Do With It . It was the autobiographical film based on the life of his mom and her relationship with her husband, Ike.
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Tina Turner, 83, has paid tribute to him in a post on Instagram.
The singer shared a black-and-white image of herself grieving, with the caption: “Ronnie, you left the world far too early.
“In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son.”
The post echoed that of Ronnie’s wife, Afida, who announced the death on her instagram.
“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.”
Ronnie Turner’s passing comes just four years after Tina’s oldest son, Craig, (whose father was the late saxophonist Raymond Hill) died by suicide at the age of 59 in July 2018.
In addition to Craig and Ronnie, the Grammy winner also adopted two of Ike’s children, Ike Jr., 64, and Michael, 63.