© Reuters. An individual approaches to put flowers in entrance of the house of late singer Tina Turner in Kuesnacht close to Zurich, Switzerland Might 25, 2023. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
By Cecile Mantovani
KUESNACHT, Switzerland (Reuters) – Nicely-wishers gathered exterior the lakeside house of Tina Turner on Thursday to pay tribute to the music legend who had made Switzerland her house for almost three a long time.
Flowers and playing cards lay exterior the home within the picturesque city of Kuesnacht, on the shore of Lake Zurich, the place Turner died on Wednesday on the age of 83.
A gradual stream of tourists got here to the gates of her property to gentle candles and go away messages for the singer whose hits included “What’s Love Acquired To Do with It?” and “Merely the Finest.”
Locals described her as a well-liked neighbour who appreciated the dearth of fuss from fellow residents when strolling round.
“When she was passing by, she was smiling, she might really feel that we had been taking a look at her, however was at all times very discreet,” stated Christine, who would solely give her first title.
“Everybody cherished her. I grew up with Tina Turner and he or she was an important lady to me, with a variety of sorrow too because of life’s onerous knocks however completely somebody we might admire.”
Turner moved to Switzerland along with her longtime accomplice Erwin Bach in 1995. In 2013, shortly after marrying Bach, she grew to become a Swiss nationwide and gave up her U.S. citizenship.
One other resident known as Kosta got here to pay his respects.
“She’s been part of my life for over 35 years now and he or she was a great neighbour, she confirmed up on the town, she was very properly appreciated,” he stated.
Under an indication on the gate asking for no deliveries earlier than noon, he left a written message with a single purple rose.
“I believe it is okay to point out up early right now,” it learn. “Thanks and goodbye Tina. You had been merely the perfect.”