© Reuters. An individual approaches to put flowers in entrance of the house of late singer Tina Turner in Kuesnacht close to Zurich, Switzerland Could 25, 2023. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
By Cecile Mantovani
KUESNACHT, Switzerland (Reuters) – Nicely-wishers gathered exterior the lakeside residence of Tina Turner on Thursday to pay tribute to the music legend who had made Switzerland her residence 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 gentle stream of holiday makers got here to the gates of her property to gentle candles and go away messages for the singer whose hits included “What’s Love Received To Do with It?” and “Merely the Greatest.”
Locals described her as a preferred neighbour who appreciated the shortage of fuss from fellow residents when strolling round.
“When she was passing by, she was smiling, she might really feel that we have been her, however was at all times very discreet,” mentioned Christine, who would solely give her first title.
“Everybody cherished her. I grew up with Tina Turner and he or she was an ideal lady to me, with lots of sorrow too attributable to life’s onerous knocks however completely somebody we might admire.”
Turner moved to Switzerland together with her longtime accomplice Erwin Bach in 1995. In 2013, shortly after marrying Bach, she turned a Swiss nationwide and gave up her U.S. citizenship.
One other resident referred to 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 superb neighbour, she confirmed up on the town, she was very effectively appreciated,” he mentioned.
Under an indication on the gate asking for no deliveries earlier than noon, he left a written message with a single pink rose.
“I feel it is okay to indicate up early right this moment,” it learn. “Thanks and goodbye Tina. You have been merely the very best.”