Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Tina Turner's Son Commits Suicide


Tina Turner's oldest son commits suicide...

From The Guardian
Tina Turner’s eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, has died in an apparent suicide aged 59.
A Los Angeles coroner confirmed to Variety that Turner was found dead at his home in Studio City, California, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His mother hasn’t commented on the news.
Craig was born to Tina Turner – then Anna Mae Bullock – when she was 18 and Raymond Hill, a saxophonist for the Kings of Rhythm, the backing band for Ike Turner. Tina and Raymond’s relationship soon fell apart, and Tina began a relationship with Ike as well as joining his band and later marrying him.

12 comments:

Anon said...

That's sad. I wish the family peace

-Anon

Anonymous said...

RIP....but why did they leave that part out of "What's Love Got to do with it"???

Anonymous said...

12:57

I wondered the same thing. Perhaps they couldnt get clearance from Raymond Hill?

RIP

Anonymous said...

that's the movie edit...if you read the book you can get the full story...movies keep things likeable, light and easy most of the time

Krysi J said...

OMG!!.....Tina had a child from one of Ike's homeboys.... #JawDrop #BigEyedAndDead

Glenda Johnson said...

So sad, I remember him crying on a documentary about Tina when he was recalling all the beatings he had to witness her take. I'm sure that mess damaged him and he really appeared to be a gentle soul. Rest In Peace.

Anonymous said...

Suicide is just not the answer. Jesus is. My heart goes out to the families of all suicide victims including Kate Spade, Bordain etc. How very, very sad.

Anonymous said...

7:03am
An Imaginary Jesus is not the answer. It's all smoke and mirrors.

The King Of The Real said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

I wonder what type of relationship he had with his mother? I remember when Tina married the white guy a few years back she said one of the reasons was because she wanted her finances in order so her children could not make claim to her fortune. She obviously didn't want them to have it. I hope someone spill the tea on this.

Anonymous said...

11:43a you can either know the Truth now... or find out later in all that fire.... Its up to you. JESUS IS REAL boo.

Anonymous said...

Tina wrote in her book about losing her virginity to a high school boyfriend named Harry Taylor in the backaeat of his car. The movie is only loosely based on Tina's book. The writers cleaned up her character and magnified all of Ike's flaws. Tina had no control over the script so the writers had creative freedom to fabricate scenes like the rape scene and cake scene never happened in real life either. But the writers left out facts like she already had a baby at 18 by Raymond Hill, a saxophonist in Ike's band. Raymond left Tina when she was pregnant. The band found out he hit her while she was pregnant and they beat him up, he broke his leg and left town.

It's sad that all of Tina's children are troubled. She has 4 sons ( 2 biological and 2 adopted). Earlier this year Tina was asked about her sons in an interview and she said things are not good. One of her adopted sons Michael has health issues from years of drug use and he is currently in a convalescent home. Her other adopted son Ike Jr recently gave an interview saying Tina has abandoned her family in the USA and doesn't communicate with them, but she has set up a trust fund for her sons. Tina was closest to Craig. He was the only member of her family at her wedding in 2013. Craig had no children and never married. Hopefully this tragedy will bring their family closer together and Tina will mend her relationship with her surviving sons and grandchildren.

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