Cher Recalls Visiting Friend Tina Turner Shortly Before Her Death: ‘It Made Her Happy’
26.05.2023 - 17:31
Mourning her friend. Cher has spoken out following the death of music icon Tina Turner, revealing they recently had a sweet visit together.
“I started going to visit her because I thought, ‘I need to put this time into our friendship, so she knows we haven’t forgotten her,’” the Sonny and Cher alum, 77, said on MSNBC on Wednesday, May 24. “So we all took turns going and spending time with her [at her home in Switzerland] and it made her happy.”
Cher added: “Someone said [to me], ‘When you two laugh together, it is the funniest thing that you could ever possibly want to hear’ because we both have such distinct laughs. But, she was really happy and, like, the first time I went [to visit] she was laying on a little chaise that she looks out at the lake with … and she said, ‘I can’t spend too much time’ and then five hours later we were laughing like crazy and she wanted to get up and show everything that she’d bought in her house.”
Several hours earlier on Wednesday, news broke that the “Nutbush City Limits” songstress died at the age of 83.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” a statement on her official Instagram account read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
Turner — who was born Anna Mae Bullock — is survived by her husband, Erwin Bach, and her sons. The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and late ex-husband Ike Turner shared Ike Jr., Michael, Craig and Ronnie. The former Tina and Ike Revue musicians had welcomed Ronnie in 1960 two