Switzerland was Tina Turner’s longtime home. Why did the star leave the U.S.?
Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. at his home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, his representative confirmed Wednesday. The music legend lived in Europe for decades and his neighbors in Switzerland paid tribute to the star this week, laying flowers outside his property.
“When she walked by, she was smiling, she could feel us watching her, but she was always very discreet,” said Christine, a neighbor. told Reuters.
“She’s been a part of my life for over 35 years and she was a good neighbor, she showed up in town, she was well-liked,” said a neighbor named Costa.
Why did Turner move to Switzerland?
During 1997 Interview with Larry King, Turner said she left America because her “success” and boyfriend Aaron Bach were in another country. Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee.
She and Bach, a German music executive, first moved to Switzerland in 1995, according to Reuters. She renounced her American citizenship and became a Swiss citizen shortly after marrying him in 2013.
In an interview with Mike Wallace for “60 Minutes” that same year, Turner explained his popularity in Europe. At the time, he was expected to make $100 million during a three-month European tour, and Wallace said he had no idea Turner was such a big star there.
“No one in America knows,” Turner replied.
When asked by Wallace how “American” he was, Turner said: “Still very much American. I still don’t speak the foreign languages here. I still pay American taxes. I own property in America. I have All businesses run from here. America still,” he said. “But in my heart? I don’t think I’ll go back home.”
According to the Swiss newspaper, Turner and Bach bought a new 24,000-square-foot home on Lake Zurich in 2021 for $77 million. Handelszeitung.
Turner tells Gayle King about life in Switzerland
During a 2019 interview for “CBS Mornings,” Turner showed Gayle King his home in Zurich. “Is there anything in life, Tina Turner, that you wish you didn’t have?” asked the king.
“No,” Turner replied. “I have everything. When I sit on Lake Zurich, in this house that I have, I am very calm, I have no worries.”
“My life was so difficult that I didn’t blame anyone or anything,” said Turner, who has spoken about it publicly. abuse She suffered through her marriage to Ike Turner.