Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tina Turner’s decision not to attend her ex-husband’s funeral

Tina Turner, decided not to attend her ex-husband’s funeral on Dec. 12, 2007. Ike Turner died at his home in suburban San Diego, California. Turner’s widow, Jeanette Turner, reported no immediate cause of his death, but claimed that he had emphysema. He was 76 years old.

Ike Turner was married to Tina for 16 years. During that time, he physically abused her. After the release film, What’s Love Got To With It ?,” (1993), he has been notoriously known for drug addiction and spousal abuse.

According to VHI News, friends of Tina claim that there is no way “Private Dancer” will attend the funeral.” “ The last time Tina did see him he treated her appallingly, so there’s no way she will be going to the service to pay tribute to him.”

Tina Turner’s agent, Mike Schweitzer said: “Tina hasn’t had any contact with Ike for more than 35 years. No further comment will be made.”

Jeanette Turner, married Ike back in 1995. She has asked Tina to try and forgive Ike. She said: “I know that she was hurt, but there’s something called forgiveness and I know Ike really forgave himself, which is really hard to do.” She added: “ I’m not defending what he did.” “I’m not saying he didn’t do what he did when he was with Tina or me, but he was human being.” “And being all of that, he’s still a childlike person—pure and a good person always willing to help people”

During their marriage, Ike and Tina performed as a duo with hits including 'Proud Mary'. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. Ike made what most music critics believe was the first rock 'n' roll record ever, "Rocket 88", in March 1951.


The Bold & The Beautiful said...

I don't blame Tina-why be fake for the cameras!! An evil person can burn an eternal hole into a person's heart and that's what Ike did and she'll never forgive nor forget that!



Ike's wife must be out of her mind.
Who is she to speak on Tina and Ike's relationship, or anyone's relationship other than her own for that matter. It sounds like Tina has matured and moved on with her life. Peace to her.