He had a rough childhood: who Craig was and how Tina Tuner’s eldest son died

He had a rough childhood: who Craig was and how Tina Tuner’s eldest son died


Throughout his life Tina Turner She proved to be a brave woman with great strength to overcome adversity. An example of this was when his son Craig Turner He passed away tragically at the age of 59. After that, the wounded heart of the rock artist knew how to recover and she continued to shine with her music. What happened to her son?

Tina Turner She stood out not only for being a great singer, but also for her talent in acting and as a producer. In addition, she was a mother who raised her two biological children named Craig Turner and ronald turner. Together with them grew their adopted children Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner.

But life would have a great test prepared for him. Tina Turner when the death of Craig Turner, his older son. The news shocked the whole world in 2018 and was a hard blow for the interpreter of “What’s Love Got to Do with It”.

The situation helped the singer to gain strength and move on for the rest of her children. However, few know what really happened with Craig.

Tina Turner was considered a great singer (Photo: AFP)

Tina Turner was considered a great singer (Photo: AFP)


Craig Raymond Turner is the first child of Tina Turner.

The young man was born in 1958 as a result of the sentimental relationship between the singer and Raymond Hill. The father of Craig met Tub when they both played in the band”Kings of Rhythm”.

According to Los40.com, Tina Tuner She once commented that her son had a tough childhood because she witnessed the abuse against her by Ike Turner.

Over the years Craig worked at Rodeo Realty in the real estate business.

Craig Turner worked in real estate (Photo: Tinaturnerblog.com)

Craig Turner worked in real estate (Photo: Tinaturnerblog.com)


In 2005, Tina Turner talked with Oprah Winfrey about some aspects of his life and it was there that he commented on how his son Craig’s childhood was.

Ike’s children never reacted, but my oldest, Craig, was a very emotional child. He always looked down sadly. One day when Ike was fighting with me, Craig knocked on the door and said, ‘Mother, are you okay?’”, he maintained according to The Guardian.


It was 2018 when the world was shocked to learn of the death of Craig Turner product of suicide. As reported at the time by the BBC.com portal, the 59-year-old man was found dead at his home in Los Angeles (California).

The cause of his death was a self-inflicted bullet, according to the aforementioned media.

Craig and his mother Tina Turner (Photo: Craig Turner/Facebbok)

Craig and his mother Tina Turner (Photo: Craig Turner/Facebbok)


From that moment Tina Turner He went through a tough stage in his life.

My saddest moment as a mother. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I said a final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, as I joined family and friends to spread his ashes off the California coast. He was 59 when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”was one of Tina’s first statements as reported by Los 40.com.

The following year the singer and actress dared to provide an interview regarding the case.

According to People, Tub spoke with Gayle King of CBS News, where she maintained that her son is in “a good place” and that also Craig “I was alone”.

During his dialogue with the BBC, he said that he did not know what pushed his son to the limit. She also commented that Craig had told her that he met a woman and that he would soon take her home.

“I have no idea what brought it down, except something that followed it with loneliness. I think it was something with being alone (…) He was an introverted person, he was very shy, so I didn’t know that either, except now, when I listen to our last conversations, I notice a change. The last few times we spoke, the conversations were different, and I didn’t find out until after the suicide.”he noted to BBC.


According to Medine Plus, the suicide it is the act of ending one’s life. He adds that suicidal behavior is “any action that could lead to a person’s death”. He also specified that some symptoms that should be taken into account in a person who is thinking about committing suicide are:

  • Bipolar disorder.
  • Borderline personality disorder.
  • Depression.
  • Drug or alcohol use.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Having suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
  • stress, among others.
Tina Turner had four children (Photo: AFP)

Tina Turner had four children (Photo: AFP)