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09th Dec 2022

Tina Turner’s son found dead at LA home

Charlie Herbert

He was her youngest son

Tina Turner’s son Ronnie Renelle has been found dead at his home in Los Angeles.

On Friday morning, TMZ reported that the 62-year-old had been found unresponsive by neighbors.

Paramedics rushed to his San Fernando Valley address where bystanders were attempting CPR.

However, efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

A cause of death has not been announced, although Ronnie had previously battled cancer. His mother has yet to comment on his death.

The Simply The Best singer welcomed her youngest son in 1960, with former partner Ike Turner, two years after welcoming first child Craig with Raymond Hill.

She also adopted Ike’s two sons from a previous marriage, Ike Jr and Michael.

The couple split in 1976 after Tina accused Ike of hitting her, with Ike dying of a drug overdose in 2007.

Ronnie later joined his mom on screen in the 1993 biopic, What’s Love Got To Do With It, which charted her life story and rise to superstardom.

He chose to stay out of the spotlight for much of his life.

Ronnie’s death comes four and a half years after his half-brother and the singer’s older son, Craig shot himself dead in July 2018.

She gave birth to Craig when she was 18, having gotten pregnant by saxophone player Raymond Hill.

Craig worked as a realtor and killed himself at his Studio City home in July 2018 aged just 59.

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