This marriage served as a sanctuary for Tina Turner and even in the face of adversity, Erwin Bach stood by her side, going so far as to donate one of his kidneys to his beau.
Tina Turner, who left a profound impact on thousands of fans and admirers with her unforgettable songs and performances, has also left behind a substantial fortune valued at $250 million following her passing on May 24. Her second husband, Erwin Bach, is expected to inherit approximately half of her wealth, per News.com.au. The iconic "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" had been married to Bach since 2013, finding solace in this relationship after escaping from an abusive marriage with Ike Turner years ago.
This marriage served as a sanctuary for her, and Bach proved to be a steadfast pillar of support for the talented musician. Even in the face of adversity, such as a stroke shortly after their marriage and a need for a kidney transplant in 2017, the devoted 67-year-old Bach stood by her side, going so far as to donate one of his kidneys to his beau.
Afida Turner, Tina's daughter-in-law and the widow of her late son, Ronnie Turner, revealed insights into the legendary singer's intentions regarding her property. She shared, "Since the marriage took place in Switzerland, I believe approximately 47% will be allocated to the spouse, with the remainder going to the children."
However, the French musician raised concerns regarding the inheritance of the remaining funds due to certain circumstances. Tragically, both of Tina's sons have passed away, and it is worth noting that she did not biologically conceive Ike Turner Jr. Craig sadly took his own life in 2018, which Tina said was her "saddest moment" as a mother, while Ronnie succumbed to metastatic colon cancer in December 2022.
Shoutout to Erwin Bach for wholeheartedly loving Tina and providing her with the support and care she truly deserved. Your unwavering dedication to her is truly inspiring. Thank you, Erwin, for being an incredible partner and giving Tina the love she needed. 💖 pic.twitter.com/C4Y47Hgmo7— Uju (@CrystalUju) May 24, 2023
Afida emphasized this difference, “But Tina’s two children are Craig and Ronnie – she never adopted Ike Jr. It’s just because she was with Ike that they were in the family, so the only ‘blood’ descendants are Craig and Ronnie. Today I’m the only one with the name… there are no other Turners.” She added that she's only clarifying and doesn't expect any money. “I’m not here for that. I’m here to respect my mother-in-law. I’ve always earned my own money – no one has ever given me anything in the Turner family… that’s the Turner way, OK,” she said, per Music Times.
Tina Turner's widower Erwin Bach will inherit half of the singer's $250 million fortune after her deathhttps://t.co/WDBkYlxhFN— collins jones (@collinsjon8319) May 29, 2023
Tina and her husband relocated to Switzerland in 1995. In 2013, Turner made the decision to renounce her American citizenship, per New York Times. As of October 2021, Turner made headlines by selling her music rights, as well as the rights to her image, name, and likeness, to the publishing company BMG, per PEOPLE. This lucrative deal was estimated to be valued at approximately $50 million. "I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy," she told the outlet of her retirement. "That's all I'd ever done in my life. Now I don't sing. I don't dance. I don't dress up," she added.
“TINA” (2021 HBO Doc): The story of Tina Turner’s love life has largely been defined by the first half of her life and her abusive relationship with Ike Turner, but the longest, most enduring relationship was the nearly 40 years she spent with her partner Erwin Bach. pic.twitter.com/mAy24AbYe6— Rom Com Historian (@romcomhistory) May 24, 2023
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