Tina Turner’s ‘beloved son’ Ronnie, 62, died due to complications from colon cancer as coroner reveals he also had obstructed arteries
- Tina Turner’s ‘beloved son’ died Thursday due to complications from cancer
- The coroner’s report also revealed how Ronnie Turner had obstructed arteries
- His short battle with cancer lasted only three weeks, the report went on to say
Tina Turner’s 62-year-old son Ronnie died following a battle with colon cancer and obstructed arteries, the coroner has revealed.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner’s office found that Mr Turner, who was found dead by emergency responders in his home on Thursday, died due to ‘complications of metastatic colon carcinoma’.
The coroner report showed that at the time of his death Ronnie Turner also suffered from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
The condition causes increasing blood flow due to a build-up of cholesterol plaque in the walls of arteries.
His wife, Afida (right), posted a moving tribute to her late husband (center) on Friday, sharing photos of them over the years. The couple are pictured here with Ronnie’s famous mother (left)
Ronnie Turner (left) is pictured with his father Ike (right) in 1999. Ronnie was pronounced dead at the scene of his home Thursday after complications from colon cancer
Later in the day Ronnie’s wife Afida posted on Insagram, saying that he had passed away after a three-week battle
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises Americans to start screening for it when they turn 45. But according to the CDC, three in 10 adults aged 50 to 75 are behind in their screening.
Age is a major risk factor for colorectal cancer. For colon cancer, the average age at the time of diagnosis for men is 68 and for women is 72.
Black people show higher rates of colorectal cancer overall. It’s a leading cause of cancer-related death among black people and black women are more likely to die from colorectal cancer than women from any other racial group.
There is also a genetic component to colorectal cancer. A person with a family history of colorectal cancer has double the risk of getting diagnosed themselves.
People who smoke and drink heavily, as well as the obese, are also at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Ronnie, having survived a previous cancer diagnosis, was found struggling to breathe outside his Los Angeles home last Thursday morning, TMZ revealed.
Paramedics then rushed to the home in San Fernando Valley, where they found bystanders attempting CPR.
But their efforts ultimately failed, and Ronnie was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death was not announced until recently, with the new report naming colon cancer as the culprit, according to Page Six.
His short battle with cancer lasted only three weeks according to the coroner’s report, which shed more light on his medical condition.
Ronnie’s wife Afida Turner, 45, posted a tribute to Ronnie on Instagram late on Friday, saying he became sick all of a sudden, adding: ‘F*** cancer’.
Posting a photo of Ronnie and his late father, Afida described him as ‘a terrific musician and bass player’ and an ‘amazing soul’ with the ‘heart of a giant.’
Ronnie and his wife wed in 2007, after Ronnie made a name for himself starring alongside his mom in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, which told the story of her life, and playing bass guitar for a number of her tours.
He also played in his own band, named Manufactured Funk.
The ‘Proud Mary’ singer, 83, has four children, including Ronnie by her late husband Ike turner and Craig with Raymond Hill.
Ronnie’s death is just the latest tragedy to befall the famous family, four years after his older brother, Craig, killed himself at his Studio City home at the age of 59.
Craig was pronounced dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Ronnie Turner is pictured with his wife Afida at a memorial service for his late father Ike in 2007. Ronnie was found dead at his LA home on
Tina Turner, 83, posted a tribute to her son, Ronnie, on Thursday after it was revealed he died outside his Los Angeles home at the age of 62
Afida called her husband her ‘best friend, my baby,’ and shared a photo of him with their dog
Afida was said to be the person who called 911 Thursday morning to report that Ronnie was struggling to breathe outside their home
Afida had recently shared a photo on her Instagram for Ronnie’s 62 birthday
Ronnie was found struggling to breathe outside his San Fernando Valley home (pictured) but efforts to save him with CPR failed
Ronnie is pictured with his older brother Craig in an undated photo
Ronnie’s death comes only four years after his older brother, Craig, killed himself in his Studio City home at the age of 59. Craig is pictured here with their mother
Turner had described Craig, also recently deceased, as a very emotional kid who was upset by how her then-husband abused her
The Turner clan is pictured enjoying a dinner out together. Ronnie is circled
Ronnie was born in 1960, to Tina and her husband Ike. The couple split in 1976 after Tina accused Ike of beating her up, with Ike dying of a drug overdose in 2007.
The drug addict son of a Mississippi preacher, Ike, regularly beat up Tina until, after 16 years, she fled in the middle of the night in a bloodstained white suit with just 36 cents in her pocket.
She also adopted ex-husband Ike Turner’s two sons, Ike Jr and Mike. The turbulent story of Ike and Tina is part of music history.
Ike Jr told DailyMail.com in 2018 that he was estranged from his adoptive mother, who is now living in Switzerland with her husband, German music producer Erwin Bach.
In September, Tina and Bach purchased a sprawling $68million estate overlooking Lake Zurich.
Ike Jnr. later said his mother had all but abandoned her kids after the move overseas, although he said they were looked after financially.
Tina and Ike are pictured with their children in 1972. Ronnie is shown bottom right in the brown suit. His brother Craig, who killed himself in 2018, stands above him in gray tweed
The Emmy-award winning singer is pictured with Ronnie when he was younger in an undated photo
The What’s Love Got to Do With It singer revealed that after Craig’s death, she scattered his ashes off the coast of California
Ike had been abusive to the famous singer, with the fair forming part of music history
Tina Turner has since started a new life with her husband Erwin Bach (pictured left in 2018 and right, in Basel in 2005) by the Swiss lake
The couple dished out $68million for an estate overlooking Lake Zurich in Switzerland
Ronnie had previously faced a history of drug-related arrests, and was busted in August 1999 for possession of cocaine — with authorities alleging he was selling the drugs.
A Los Angeles judge set his bail at $45,000 at the time — noting he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance two years earlier, as well as sale of a controlled substance in 1987 and possession of cocaine in 1988, RadarOnline reports.
Ronnie had to register as a narcotics offender in the aftermath, but was said to have failed to kick his addiction — even going as far as to force his wife and their two children out of his apartment when they tried to push him to stop taking drugs.
The family is said to have taken refuge in their car in the aftermath.
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