By Savannah Smith  |  07-04-2018   News
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Celebrity and legendary singer Tina Turner’s eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, has died in what reports say is an apparent suicide at age 59.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tina Turner’s oldest son Craig Turner has died at the age of 59 from suicide. <a href="https://t.co/koBOho2Bqi">https://t.co/koBOho2Bqi</a></p>&mdash; E! News (@enews) <a href="https://twitter.com/enews/status/1014322950948950016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A Los Angeles coroner confirmed to Variety that Turner was found dead at his home in Studio City, California, from a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

The singer has yet to comment on the tragic family news. Tina Turner gave birth to Craig when she was just 18 years old and then in a relationship with Craig’s father, Raymond Hill, a saxophonist for the Kings of Rhythm, the backing band for Ike Turner.

Tina later broke up with Hill then linked up with Ike Turner, joined his band and even married him. Their relationship, however, was marred by domestic violence, something Craig witnessed and he something that seemed to have affected him profoundly.

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Turner is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She has even been referred to as the ‘Queen of Rock and Roll.’

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Turner told in an interview with Oprah in 2005 that his eldest son was protective of her. She shared: “Ike’s children never reacted, but my oldest son, Craig, was a very emotional kid. He’d always look down in sadness. One day when Ike was fighting me, Craig knocked on the door and said, ‘Mother, are you all right?’”

Craig sought to have a life of his own, becoming a real estate agent and worked for Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills.

His biological father died in 1996. He is survived by his mother and half-brother Ronald.

Social media users have posted expressions of sympathy for Turner’s loss.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thinking about Tina Turner, this morning, and yet again, the inhumanity of humans having to bear unbearable pain. <br><br>…enveloping her, her son &amp; so many more in the lighthouse that is my heart <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/asafeplace?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#asafeplace</a></p>&mdash; Master Class Classics (@iSpeakClassics) <a href="https://twitter.com/iSpeakClassics/status/1014481787240828928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My sincere condolences to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TinaTurner?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TinaTurner</a> and all the family at this very sad time ❤️</p>&mdash; Ben Simmons (@bjsimm85) <a href="https://twitter.com/bjsimm85/status/1014480855480307712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Deepest condolences to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TinaTurner?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TinaTurner</a> on the loss of her son: <a href="https://t.co/uJamf1gvZV">https://t.co/uJamf1gvZV</a></p>&mdash; Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) <a href="https://twitter.com/RickeySmiley/status/1014304738114822144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted at 116 123 or email [email protected] In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.

Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/04/craig-raymond-turner-eldest-son-of-tina-turner-dies-from-gunshot-wound

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