Tina Turner son, Craig Turner has died in an apparent suicide at the age of 59.
Craig Raymond Turner was found dead at his home in Studio City in California from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Los Angeles coroner.
Authorities confirmed he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at 12.38pm local time.
Los Angeles County coroner’s office assistant chief Ed Winter confirmed his death was reported as suicide.
Just hours earlier, Tina, 78, was seen attending the Giorgio Armani show at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris.
She was just 18 when she had Craig with Raymond Hill – who played the saxophone for the band Kings of Rhythm.
Hill was a saxophonist for Kings of Rhythm – a backing band for Ike Turner who became Tina’s husband after her relationship with Hill deteriorated.
Ike – whose band Tina joined – adopted Craig after they married in 1962.
Tina was subject to domestic violence which Craig was forced to witness as a young child.
“Ike’s children never reacted, but my oldest son, Craig, was a very emotional kid,” Tina told Oprah Winfrey in 2005.
Turner, who has been branded ‘The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, and has sold more than 200 million albums and singles, has yet to comment publicly on the death of her son.
Just hours before it happened, she and Bach attended a party for Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture in Paris on Tuesday night
Craig’s biological father died in 1996. Craig, who worked for Rodeo Realty as a real estate agent in Beverly Hills, is survived by his mother and half-brother Ronald.
A post-mortem into his death is set to be carried out.