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Tina Turner’s Eldest Son Dead Of Apparent Suicide

https://etcanada.com/news...t-suicide/

Tina Turner's firstborn son Craig Raymond Turner, 59, has died.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed the news of his death to Entertainment Tonight.

He was found dead at his home in Studio City, Calif., at 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Reply #1 posted 07/04/18 8:51am

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RIP Craig Turner no more pain

Craig's memories of Ike @13:33

"We were always terrifed of the man we'd come home from school, we see that

silver rolls royce we dreaded going into that house because that's what he did he put fear in

people and he had fear in us"

@19:33 Craig describes Tina's own suicide attempt sad sad

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Reply #2 posted 07/04/18 1:03pm

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cry rip

Welcome to "the org", daqueria1998… open your heart, open your mind.
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Reply #3 posted 07/04/18 4:47pm

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sad dove

The world is done...
But you don't have to be.
Darkness gathers around the light...
Hold on, hold on...
There is a Light--don't let it go out!
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Reply #4 posted 07/05/18 5:28pm

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Craig's biological father is Raymond Hill. When Tina joined Ike's band she began dating Raymond Hill, a saxophonist in Ike's band. Ike and Tina were just friends. Tina and Raymond even lived with Ike and his common law wife Lorraine Taylor. Raymond was allegedly abusive and he left Tina when she was pregnant after members of the band jumped him. Tina was only 18 when she had Craig in August 1958. Lorraine had Ike Jr a few months later. Tina became pregnant with Ike's baby Ronnie at the same time that Lorraine was pregnant with his son Michael in 1960. Ike adopted him after he married Tina in 1962.


It's sad that all of Tina's children are troubled. Craig seemed the most stable. I haven't read about him having drug issues like his brothers. When asked about her sons in an interview earlier this year Tina said things are not good. Tina's adopted son Ike Jr said in a recent interview that she has a trust fund set up for her sons but she doesn't communicate with them, so while has financially supported them, she seems to be an emotional absent and distant mother. Tina has also said she never felt loved by her own mother either. To Tina's defense she traveled a lot to perform when they were kids so they were raised by nannies and she has said she regrets not being more present during their childhood. Tina was closest to Craig out of all her sons, he was the only one at her wedding in 2013. I hope this tragedy brings them closer together as a family. Craig had no children and never married. I hope Tina mends her relationship with her surviving sons and grandchildren. RIP Craig

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Reply #5 posted 07/05/18 7:02pm

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So sad to hear about this. I can only imagine what it would be like to lose a child. Especially a first born. And especially at Tina's age.

RIP.rose

[Edited 7/5/18 19:03pm]

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #6 posted 07/09/18 12:16pm

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mimi07 said:

I hope Tina mends her relationship with her surviving sons and grandchildren.


Living in Switzerland? Love her, but DOUBT IT!

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