Tina Turner Described Her Son’s Passing As Her “Saddest Moment As A Mother.”

Dec 10, 2019 by apost team

On July 3, 2018, Tina Turner’s son Craig Raymond Turner took his own life at the age of 59. 

A year following his tragic death, his mother Tina Turner, 83, opened up about the lonliness which she claims is likely to have lead to his death.

Michael Turner, Ike Turner, Jr.Ike Turner, Craig Hill, Ronnie Turner. (circa 1972), (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

“I think Craig was lonely, that’s what I think really got him more than anything else,” Turner said in an interview with CBS News‘ Gayle King. 

The What’s Love Got To Do With It singer also revealed despite the tragic circumstances of his passing, she believes he is now in a good place.


Tina Turner (2005), (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Although the 83-year-old has now seemingly come to terms with her son’s death, it would still be a while before she would fully comprehend what had happened. In October 2018, she told BBC that he had started a new job and found love, which left her deeply confused after the news of his suicide.

“At that stage he had said to me that he had never met a woman that he felt that way about,” Turner said.

“He was bringing her to meet me [for] his birthday in August. He had decorated his apartment, that I bought him years ago. He had gotten a new job with a prominent real estate company in California, [which] he was very happy with,” she added.

On the month of his death, Turner shared with her fans on twitter that his passing was her “saddest moment as a mother.”

“On Thursday, July 19 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was 59 when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”

Although the singer struggled with her own suicidal thoughts, she now tells King she has found peace and has now put the troubles of her past behind her.

“I have everything,” Turner said. “When I sit at the Lake Zurich in the house that I have, I am so serene. No problems. I had a very hard life. But I didn’t put blame on anything or anyone. I got through it, I lived through it with no blame. And I’m a happy person.”

If you or anybody you know is struggling with thoughts of taking their own life, we urge you to visit befrienders.org to find your local suicide prevention hotline.