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Tina Turner, the 'queen of rock 'n' roll,' dies at 83

Legendary singer with powerful voice dominated Top 40 list in 1980s

Tina Turner during a concert at the Arrowhead Pond arena in Anaheim, California, in December 2000.   © Reuters

(Reuters) -- Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the age of 83.

She died peacefully after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representative said.

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