Craig Turner, Son of Tina Turner, Dies by Apparent Suicide at 59


Craig Turner, the firstborn son of singer Tina Turner, died by an apparent suicide on Tuesday at his home in Studio City, California, The Hollywood Reporter reported. He was 59 years old. An autopsy is pending.

Turner worked as a real estate agent in the San Fernando Valley in California. His biological father was saxophonist Raymond Hill, but he was later adopted by Tina Turner’s first husband, Ike Turner. Ike Turner died of a cocaine overdose in 2007. Tina Turner currently lives in Switzerland.

The Mighty will update this story as more information becomes available.

Men die by suicide at a rate 3.53 times more often than women, and the highest suicide rate is among adults between 45 and 54 years old.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Lead image via Craig Turner’s Facebook


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