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Someone like Tina Turner should live forever

Küsnacht (Switzerland): “Someone like this should live forever,” said one of Tina Turner’s neighbors as she laid flowers outside the rock legend’s home in Switzerland on Thursday (25th May, 2023).

Barbara Burkhalter was among a steady stream of people who left cards and messages outside Turner’s chateau on Lake Zurich, where the 83-year-old queen of rock had lived for nearly three decades.

Turner’s death on Wednesday (24th May, 2023) sparked tributes from world leaders and fellow rock icons – but also from her neighbors in the plush Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht, where the star lived a quiet life.

“I brought flowers and a little card. I really had to come,” said Burkhalter, 69.
“We don’t hear your voice any more but it’s still inside my heart.”

“She was my favorite… We loved that she was here but we would never have bothered her.”


Nimra Jamali

Nimra Jamali, presently studying in London, writes on international politics for