Tina Turner’s Eldest Son Dead Of Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

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TMZ is reporting music superstar Tina Turner’s eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, has committed suicide.

Cause of death is reported to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Studio City, California.

Law enforcement uthorities arrived at his place shortly after noon on Tuesday where was pronounced dead at the scene.

Los Angeles County coroner’s office assistant chief Ed Winter confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Turner’s death was reported as a suicide and that he had a gunshot wound. An autopsy is pending.

Craig was born when Tina was only 18-years-old, prior to her relationship and subsequent marriage to Ike Turner, Ike adopted him after they wed. Craig’s biological father was a saxophonist named Raymond Hill.

Craig worked in the real estate business in the San Fernando Valley area prior to his death. He was 59 years old.

Tina, now 78-years-old living in Switzerland, was scheduled to travel to France this week to attend Paris Fashion Week events.

Tina Turner’s Private Dancer Gets 30th Anniversary Re-release With Bonuses

Named in Rolling Stone’s The 100 Greatest Albums of the ’80s, and having sold over 5 million in the US and over 300 million world-wide, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer will see a remastered re-release on June 29th.

Released in May of 1984, the album was a HUGE comeback event for Tuner, with hits like ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, ‘Better Be Good To Me’, ‘Private Dancer’ and ‘Let’s Stay Together.’

The updated edition will feature a second disc of 12″ mixes, B-sides and three non-album singles, as well as the duet with Bryan Adams, ‘It’s Only Love’.

You can pre-order the re-release of Private Dancer – 30th Anniversary Edition  on Amazon here.

The track list for Private Dancer – 30th Anniversary Edition is as follows:

Disc 1 – The classic ‘remastered’ album tracks
1. ‘I Might Have Been Queen’
2. ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’
3. ‘Show Some Respect’
4. ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’
5. ‘Private Dancer’
6. ‘Let’s Stay Together’
7. ‘Better Be Good To Me’
8. ‘Steel Claw’
9. ‘Help!’
10. ‘1984’

Disc 2 – The Extras
1. ‘Ball Of Confusion’ (With B.E.F) Remix
2. ‘I Wrote A Letter’
3. ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Widow’
4. ‘Don’t Rush The Good Things’
5. ‘When I Was Young’
6. ‘Keep Your Hands Off My Baby’
7. ‘Tonight’ (With David Bowie) [Live At The Nec, Birmingham]
8. ‘Let’s Pretend We’re Married’ (Live)
9. ‘What’s Love Got To Do It’ (Extended 12″ Remix)
10. ‘Better Be Good To Me’ (Extended 12″ Remix)
11. ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ (Extended 12″ Remix)
12. ‘Show Some Respect’ (Extended Mix)
13. ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’ (Thunderdome)
14. ‘One Of The Living’
15. ‘It’s Only Love’ (With Bryan Adams)