Why did Tina Turner move to Switzerland? When did she leave the US?
Tina Turner has died at the age of 83, but why did she move to Switzerland?
Tina Turner, known as ‘The Queen of Rock’ has died aged 83. The singer, born in Brownsville, Tennessee in 1939, launched her career as the lead singer of Ike & Tina Turner Revue and was considered by many to be one of the most powerful and recognisable voices in music.
Her spokesperson said in a statement: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.”
When and why did Tina Turner move to Switzerland?
Turner moved to Switzerland back in 1995 and the Zurich suburb of Kusnacht became her home, approving her Swiss citizenship. The eight-time Grammy winner moved from the US to join her German-born record producer partner Erwin Bach, simply saying “I have left America because my success was in another country and my boyfriend was in another country...“My boyfriend moved there to run the company and I always wanted to go to Switzerland and I was very happy.”
She told Swiss newspaper Blick ten years ago that she was “very happy in Switzerland” and that she gelt “at home here...I cannot imagine a better place to live”. Turner learned German and gave up her US passport in 2013; she married Bach in the same year. On the front of her estate there is a metal plaque that reads: “Do not even think about bothering Tina Turner before noon”.