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Ike Turner dies

Rock Legend Ike Turner passed away aged 76 at his San Diego home. Grammy-winning Ike is often cited as making the first ever rock ‘n’ roll record, and had a string of hits with then wife, Tina. 

However Ike will be better remembered for his drug addiction and turbulent domestic life, reportedly regularly beating up on Tina. (Remember What’s Love Got to Do With It?) Mr Turner denied his wife’s claims of abuse and complained that the media demonised him.

Michele Schweitzer, a spokeswoman for his former wife, said: “Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today. She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made.” That says it all really. A loss to music, no great loss to humanity.

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