Afida Turner, 45, spoke out about her late husband, Ronnie Turner, and his death, in a touching new Instagram post.
Although his cause of death has yet to be officially released, the loving spouse hinted that cancer may be the reason for his passing, in the caption of a post that included multiple photos of Ronnie with his family, including his parents, Ike and Tina Turner, and friends.
“RONNIE TURNER WITH IS FATHER IKE TURNER : RONNIE WAS A TERRIFIC MUSICIAN AND BASS PLAYER AMAZING SOUL A HEART OF GIANT TRUE ANGEL HIGHLY SPIRITUAL ONE OF A KIND I AM CRYING BLOED THIS TIME TO MUCH GOD 💔😭😭🙏🙏🙏VERY VERY VERY BAD RONNIE GOT SICK IN 3 WEEKS F*CK CANCER ♋️ 😡🙏🙏🙏🙏💔🆘,” the caption read.
“My god Ronnie Turner a true angel hiuge soul highly spiritual my husband my best friend my baby,” she wrote in the caption, also referring to herself as “your nurse.”
“I did the best to the end this time I was no able to save you,” she continued. “Love you for this 17 years this is very very very bad I am very mad this is a tragedy.”
Afida finished the post saying Ronnie is now “with your brother Craig and your father Ike Turner and Aline,” telling her late husband to “rest in paradise.”
Craig died by suicide in 2018. Ike died in 2007 and Aline, Ronnie’s aunt and Tina’s sister, died in 2010.
Tina, 83, also posted a tribute to her late son on Friday. “Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son,” she wrote. The accompanying photo is a black-and-white shot of herself with eyes closed, credited to Alberto Venzago.
Shawn Zanotti, a rep for Ronnie Turner, told ET on Sunday, “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, Ronnie Turner, son of Tina and Ike Turner and husband to Afida Turner, has died at his Los Angeles, San Fernando residence Thursday morning at the age of 62. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended in regards to Ronnie from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time. No further details will be released at this moment.”
Once she published the heartbreaking statement, her followers were quick to response with well wishes and support in the comments section. “Praying for you and your family,” one follower wrote while another wrote that they were “sending love.” A third shared, “My sincere condolences” and many more left heart emojis to signify their love.
This is the second tribute post Afida posted since Ronnie’s passing. Her first also included various photos and another bittersweet caption. “MY GOD RONNIE TURNER A TRUE ANGEL HIUGE SOUL HIGHLY SPIRITUAL MY HUSBAND MY BEST FRIEND MY BABY I WAS IYOUR MUMMY YOUR NURSE YOUR LITTLE MONSTER ❤️🙏💔🎩,” she wrote. “I DID THE BEST TO THE END THIS TIME I WAS NO ABLE TO SAVE YOU LOVE U FOR THIS 17 YEARS THIS IS VERY VERY VERY BAD I AM VERY MAD 😡 THIS IS A TRAGEDY U WITH YOUR BROTHER CRAIG AND YOUR FATHER IKE TURNER AND ALINE REST IN PARADISE 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️😭😭💔💔 SO UNFAIR !”
Afida’s tribute post comes just two days after Ronnie passed away at the age of 62. TMZ first reported the sad news and revealed medics were called to the musician’s San Fernando Valley, CA home after a 911 call, which stated he was having trouble breathing before he stopped breathing, was placed. Although bystanders reportedly attempted CPR, Ronnie was declared dead on the scene, and an investigation is ongoing.
Once the news was out, Ronnie’s mother, Tina, 83, quickly issued a statement about the tragedy on Instagram. “Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow, I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son,” she wrote alongside a black and white close-up photo of herself with her eyes closed.