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Ike Turner

Has Died

12/12/2007 5:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

ike turnerTMZ has confirmed that music legend and the former Mr. Anna Mae Bullock has died. He was 76.

Turner apparently died in his home in San Marcos, Calif., just outside of San Diego.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ he may have died in his sleep.

TMZ caught up with the R&B star back in May after the legend spent a night in jail after his bogus arrest over a recalled 1989 warrant.

Ike was married four times, most famously to Tina Turner. The famous singing duo had seven top ten R&B songs and famously divorced in 1978 amidst his constant abuse towards her.

Ike has four known children: sons Ike Jr., Michael, Ronald and daughter Mia.

The Recording Academy issued the following the statement about Turner's passing: "There is no doubt that Ike Turner was one of rock and roll's great architects with his genre-defying sound as an instrumentalist and bandleader ... As a two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and recipient of The Recording Academy's 2004 Heroes Award, Ike's legacy as a groundbreaking pioneer in the music industry will never be forgotten."

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Antonio    

Ike was a great musician. He was no doubt not a good husband to Tina, that being said we have lossed a great pioneer. He did have more than the 4 children listed I happen to know he has a daughter that is a singer in the Vallejo Sacramento claifornia area name Tawanda Turner.

2496 days ago
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Buy Actos    

This is good

2430 days ago
3.

Buy Actos    

Thank you

2430 days ago
4.

Beauty Editor    

OY! It's the end of an era.

2509 days ago
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janedoe    

FIRST!!!!!!! RIP Ike.

2509 days ago
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s    

And somewhere Tina is doing the happy dance.

2509 days ago
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Tara Tennent    

Payback's a bitch..

2509 days ago
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2 1/2 Volts    

34th

2509 days ago
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ssonic    

Whatever happened between him and Tina, he was a legendary music maker, and if not for him, no Tina.

2509 days ago
10.

lulu    

damn people are droppin dead like flies...

2509 days ago
11.

pH    

Cocaine OD?

2509 days ago
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Ummmhmmm    

...ahhhh whatever ...

2509 days ago
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Mandy    

RIP Ike and blessings to his family!

2509 days ago
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teckertime    

who is amy sedaris?

2509 days ago
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Chris    

TMZ is the only place reporting that he has died. I hope you got this right, but good job breaking the story first if you are right.

2509 days ago
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