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Ike Turner Dead at 76

Filed under: Celebrities,Music — Tags: , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 3:07 pm 2007 December 26

He was a popular music artist, known nationally for being a part of the Singing team Ike and Tina Turner, with such hits as “Proud Mary” and “I want to Take you Higher,” is dead at 76 years of age.

Married 14 times but only 4 times publicly. He even claimed on a Howard Stern radio show that Tina was never his real wife, but she took the name to thwart efforts of a prior relationship harassing her. Her real name: Anna Mae Bullock. Ike denied reports of spousal abuse but later, in his 2001 autobiography Ike admitted, “Sure, I’ve slapped Tina… There have been times when I punched her to the ground without thinking. But I never beat her.”

Born on November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale Mississippi and died on December 12 2007. Reasons for death have not yet been disclosed but Jeanette Bazzell Turner reported that he had emphysema.

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