ike turner died dec 12 2007

Ike Turner died

Ike Turner who was married to Tina Turner died yesterday at his home in his sleep. He was 76.

Turner apparently died in his home in San Marcos, Calif., just outside of San Diego.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ he may have died in his sleep.

The Recording Academy issued the following the statement about Turner's passing: "There is no doubt that Ike Turner was one of rock and roll's great architects with his genre-defying sound as an instrumentalist and bandleader ... As a two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and recipient of The Recording Academy's 2004 Heroes Award, Ike's legacy as a groundbreaking pioneer in the music industry will never be forgotten."

Ike got a bad rep for beating up his former wife Tina Turner, a movie portraying the abusive marraige didn't help either.

Author: christin Posted: 12/13/2007
Tags: dead  Ike Turner