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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.”


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.