Tina Turner shares heartbreaking photo of her scattering son's ashes: 'He will always be my baby'

Tina Turner is continuing to mourn her son, Craig Raymond Turner, who died earlier this month after an apparent suicide.

On Friday, the 78-year-old singer took to Instagram to share her last goodbye to her son, as she scattered his ashes off of a boat in California.

“My saddest moment as a mother,” she captioned the devastating photo of her tossing a red rose into the water. “On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California.” 

She continued: “He was 59 when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”

Earlier this month, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office told ET that they received a call of a reported suicide by gunshot wound. 

Craig -- who worked in the real estate business in the San Fernando Valley at the time of his death -- was the son of Tina and Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill. Tina had Craig when she was just 18 years old and when she married Ike Turner in 1962, he adopted her eldest son. Tina and Ike also share another son, 57-year-old Ronnie.

If you or someone you know needs help, please 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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