Death of Ike Turner

November 5, 1931 - December 12, 2007
San Marcos, California | Age 76

Ike Turner, rock pioneer and ex-husband of Tina Turner, dead at 76
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Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76.

Turner died at his San Marcos home, Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's career, told The Associated Press.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death, which was first reported by celebrity Web site


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