Tina Turner's eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday, July 3, the Los Angeles coroner's office confirms to Us Weekly. Here are five things you should know about Craig.
Craig was the son of Tina and a saxophonist named Raymond Hill.
The "What's Love Got to Do With It" singer is also mom to a 57-year-old son, Ronnie. Hours before the news of Craig's death broke, Turner was attending commitments at Paris Fashion Week. According to his Rodeo Realty profile, Craig was a member of elite realtor organisation the National Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors. Frequent physical abuse by Ike reportedly drove Tina to attempt to commit suicide.
'One day when Ike was fighting me, Craig knocked on the door and said, 'Mother, are you all right?' I thought, 'Oh, please don't beat me at home.
ET has reached out to Turner's rep for comment.
Turner gave birth to Craig when she was 18-years-old, and he was adopted by her former husband, Ike Turner. He didn't appear to be married or have any children at the time of his death.