Monday, October 22, 2018

Song of the Day: 'Missing You' by Tina Turner

Was saddened to read that Tina Turner's oldest son, Craig Turner, whom she had as an 18-year-old and was later adopted by Ike Turner, took his own life over the summer after having recently fallen in love. Tina broke her silence recently saying: “I still don’t know what took him to the edge because at that stage he had said to me that he had never met a woman that he felt that way about. He was bringing her to meet me [for] his birthday in August. He had decorated his apartment that I bought him years ago. He had gotten a new job with a prominent real estate company in California, [which] he was very happy with."

Tina, 78, said in an interview with BBC News that her son typically kept to himself, and suspects he suffered from loneliness before his death. “I think it was something with being alone. But when I think that, why didn’t he call the new girlfriend that give him the lift?” she lamented. “He was an introverted person. He was very shy, so I didn’t know either, except now when I listen back to our last conversations, I notice a change. The last few times we talked, the conversations were different, and I didn’t know that until after the suicide.” Despite her son’s heartbreaking and unexpected death, Turner said she intends to “be around for a while,” and isn’t worried about her own mortality in the least bit. “Death is not a problem for me,” she said before adding; “I really don’t mind leaving.”

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