It was confirmed that Ronnie Turner, Tina Turner’s son, passed away near his residence in Los Angeles. Along with a heartfelt letter left by the musician’s mother, another touching tribute was also left by the artist’s wife, Afida Turner.
Craig Turner was her elder son; he passed away before his brother. Both sons passed away the same year, deeply shattering the mother’s heart. While we are aware of his son’s cause of death, we will provide you with the complete details of this matter, what occurred and the circumstances. Let’s delve in;
What Caused Ronnie Turner’s Demise?
Ronnie Turner, Tina Turner’s son, was found dead at his Los Angeles residence recently, resulting in a devastating loss for her and the rest of her family. On Thursday morning, the emergency services received a call, presumably from Ronnie’s wife, Feda, who reported that Ronnie was struggling to breathe just outside their home and implored them to rush there.
The caller believed that Feda was the one who made the call. Upon their arrival, the San Fernando Valley EMTs found Ronnie’s neighbor performing CPR, yet their efforts were futile as Ronnie was pronounced dead.
What led to Ronnie’s medical complications that resulted in his demise; however, it is known that he was battling cancer and coping with health issues. His mother has not addressed her son’s passing tragedy yet.
Who is Craig Turner?
Tina Turner is opening up for the first time about the suicide that claimed the life of her eldest son, Craig, who passed away a year ago. The iconic rock musician, who was 79 years old at the time of the tragedy, had expressed her belief that her son, who was 59 years old at the time, was in a “peaceful place.”
“I believe Craig was lonely; that’s what I think affected him more than anything else,” Turner told Gayle King of CBS News in an interview released on Sunday. “I have images of him smiling all around me, and I have this feeling that he’s in a happy place. I mean, I do.”
A representative of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to PEOPLE that Craig died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Studio City, California, last July. It is not the first instance where Turner has discussed Craig’s death.
Turner’s son was “reserved” and “extremely shy,” as per her portrayal of him.
Tina Turner mentioned that it was the “saddest moment as a mother” when she scattered her eldest son’s ashes from a boat in California.
“I didn’t know either, but now that I’ve gone back and re-listened to our most recent conversations, I’ve noticed a difference. The last few times we talked, the conversations were different, and I didn’t realize that until after the suicide,” she remarked. “I didn’t know that until after the suicide.”
After Craig’s passing, Turner scattered his ashes in the Pacific Ocean, near the California coast.
“On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I bid my final farewell to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I joined with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. It was a very emotional and meaningful experience for me. When he passed away in such a horrible way, he was 59 years old, yet I will always refer to him as my baby. In a tribute to her son that she posted on Twitter, the singer said, “my worst moment as a mother.”
In her latest memoir, titled “My Love Story,” Turner confesses that there have been times in her life when she has grappled with suicidal thoughts on her own.
So she does speak about death, but she pours her heart out about her elder son’s demise, and she is profoundly saddened by his cause of death.