Tina Turner’s son Craig Raymond Turner dead from apparent suicide

Tina Turner’s eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday, July 3, the Los Angeles coroner’s office confirms to Us Weekly. He was 59.

Craig was found dead by authorities inside his Studio City, California, home, just after noon on Tuesday. The coroner’s office adds that he was he was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident was reported as a gunshot wound and suicide.

Tina Turner Son Craig Raymond Turner Dead Suicide
Michael Turner (Son of Ike & Lorraine Taylor), Ike Turner, Jr. (Son of Ike & Lorraine Taylor), Ike Turner, Craig Hill (Son of Tina & Raymond Hill), Ronnie Turner (Son of Ike & Tina).Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

 

Tina, now 78, gave birth to Craig when she was 18 years old. Her first husband, Ike Turner, adopted him after they tied the knot in 1962. Craig’s biological father was a saxophonist named Raymond Hill.

The “What’s Love Got to Do With It” singer is also the mother of her 57-year-old son Ronnie Turner, whom he welcomed with Ike in 1960. Tina filed for divorce from Ike in 1967 and he later died in December 2007 of an alleged drug overdose. Tina wed her longtime love Erwin Bach after 27 years together in July 2013.

Craig worked as a realtor in Studio City.

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner seen at Tina - press night at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Cast member Adrienne Warren (L) and Tina Turner bow at the curtain call during the press night performance of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner seen at 'Tina' press night at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Cast member Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (L) and Tina Turner bow at the curtain call during the press night performance of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner (C) poses with cast members Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (L) and Adrienne Warren at the press night after party for 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at Somerset House on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner attends the opening night of 'Tina' the Tina Turner musical at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Erwin Bach and Tina Turner arrive at the press night performance of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Tuner attends the opening night of 'Tina' the Tina Tuner musical at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Tina Turner attending the photocall for the new west end musical Tina, based on the music of Tina Turner held at the Hospital Club, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 17, 2017.Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Tina Turner during the 'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical' photocall at Aldwych Theatre on October 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Tina Turner poses at a photocall for 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at The Hospital Club on October 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 29: Tina Turner attends the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Boutique Cocktail Reception on April 29, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani)
MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 29: Tina Turner attends the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Boutique Cocktail Reception on April 29, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 03: Tina Turner during Oktoberfest at Schuetzenzelt/Theresienwiese on October 3, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
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