Tina Turner leaves behind a luxurious Swiss retreat (Picture: EPA/AP/Getty)
Tina Turner’s ‘weekend retreat’ is set to be transformed into a museum dedicated to her life, according to reports.
News of the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s death shocked the world earlier this week when her representatives confirmed the sad news with a statement.
Her team announced in a statement that she died in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, following a ‘long illness’ at the age of 83.
Tributes poured in for the rock ‘n’ roll queen from fans and famous friends around the world, with the likes of Cher, Beyoncé, and even former President Barack Obama expressing their sadness and reflecting on her epic career.
Fans also visited her mansion, laying flowers and written tributes at the gate.
It has now been said that her widower wants to turn their £58million holiday home into an immersive experience that honours her stardom.
News of the singer’s death shocked the world earlier this week (Picture: PA)
The sprawling property in Stäfa is just 30 minutes away from the mansion on the banks of Lake Zurich which Turner shared with husband Erwin Bach.
According to Swiss newspaper Blick and in quotes obtained by The Mirror, the retreat could now be used to display memorabilia from throughout her career.
Turner married Bach, 67, 10 years ago after a 27-year romance.
The married couple had an incredibly strong bond, with the German music executive donating one of his kidneys to her when she needed a transplant in 2017.
He also stuck by her side when she suffered a stroke just three weeks after their Swiss wedding and needed to learn to walk again.
Following the devastating loss of his wife, he is now thought to be inheriting almost half of her £200million fortune.
Fans have been placing flowers and messages outside her home (Picture: AP)
Tributes have poured in for the Proud Mary hitmaker from all over the world (Picture: AP)
In fact, one of the reasons why Turner’s wealth was so high is thanks to her savviness two years ago.
The Proud Mary hitmaker boosted her earnings by selling her image rights for a whopping £40million.
The star made the deal – which included her music rights – with BMG.
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch, 68, said at the time: ‘Tina Turner’s musical journey has inspired hundreds of millions of people around the world and continues to reach new audiences.
Turner and Erwin Bach enjoyed a long and happy marriage, with him supporting her through her health battles (Picture: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
‘We are honoured to take on the job of managing Tina Turner’s musical and commercial interests. It is a responsibility we take seriously and will pursue diligently. She is truly and simply, the best.’
Turner’s fortune amassed really from nothing, as she grew up in rural poverty in Tennessee; an experience she described in her hit single Nutbush City Limits.
What she’s left behind is a combination of profits from streams of her music, as well as her roles in films like Tommy, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, and Last Action Hero.
A biopic named What’s Love Got to Do With It was also released in 1993, telling the heartbreaking story of her battle to hold onto her stage name during her divorce from her abusive ex-husband, and music partner, Ike Turner.
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The rock icon is survived by husband Erwin Bach.