Tina Turner's Oldest Son Dead at 59

Danny Woods
July 4, 2018

The family has not released a statement regarding the reported death at this time.

According to TMZ, police officials were called to Craig Raymond Turner's Studio City, California home where they found him with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The "What's Love Got to Do With It" singer is also mom to a 57-year-old son, Ronnie. News. Authorities pronounced Turner dead at 12:38 p.m. after his body was discovered inside his Studio City, Calif. residence.

"Authorities are now on scene and the investigation is ongoing pending an autopsy", the medical examiner's office said. His biological father was a saxophonist named Raymond Hill, who performed with Ike's band.

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In a 2005 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Turner stated that Craig was "a very emotional kid" and offered support for her during her physically abusive relationship with Ike. After Tina tied the knot with Ike Turner in 1962, Ike adopted Craig.

Turner has since married German producer Erwin Bach.

Turner is now in Switzerland for Haute Couture Fashion Week and has yet to comment.

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