Tina Turner pays tribute to son Ronnie following his death at 62

Tina Turner has paid tribute to her 'beloved son' Ronnie after he passed away at the age of 62. The singer, 83, took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news, writing, "Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son."

Ronnie Turner passed away on Thursday last week after a medical emergency that may be linked to having cancer, with his wife Afida Turner revealing he recently became very sick in the last three weeks of his life.

Tina Turner's son Ronnie Turner
Tina Turner has paid tribute to her 'beloved son' Ronnie, following his death at the age of 62 following health issues. Photo: Instagram/Afida Turner

"Ronnie was a terrific musician and bass player," she wrote, adding he had "amazing soul" and the "heart of a giant true angel". Afida added, "F**k cancer."


Like his mother, he was a musician and performed with the group Manufactured Funk and also appeared in the movie What's Love Got To Do With It, about his mother's rise to fame.

Ronnie's passing comes four years after Tina's eldest son Craig took his own life in July 2018.

Many of Tina's friends and fans flooded her Instagram with messages of support with Adrienne Warren writing, "I love you so much. I just want to give you the biggest hug. I’m so sorry."

"So unfair. May he rest in peace, we love you Tina," another said.

Cece Peniston wrote, "I'm sorry to hear this."

Ronnie Turner with his brother Craig
Ronnie with his brother Craig, who died in 2018. Photo: Instagram/Afida Turner

"May his memory be a blessing to you," another fan added.

"You are loved Tina, I hurt knowing of your pain," someone else wrote. "You are too often needed to show strength, from pain. I hope you are surrounded with supportive people who listen and absorb some it."

"I knew Ronnie. He was a wonderful man and very sweet," one user wrote. "So sorry."

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. Online support is available via Beyond Blue.

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