Stephen Sills, a designer and longtime friend of Tina Turner, claims that the music icon was “ready to go anytime” and was “not scared of death.”
Tina Turner passed away on May 24, 2023, at the age of 83, after suffering from a prolonged illness. Buddhism was deeply ingrained in her life and was credited with saving her life. She passed away in her Swiss hometown of Küsnacht.
Stephen Sills says Tina Turner was happy carrying on with her life in Switzerland.
“She told me two years ago, she said, ‘Stephen, I’m ready to go anytime. I’m not scared of death. I’ve had a wonderful last part of life. I’ve enjoyed it, but I’m tired,'” he told People during an interview.
Sills, who assisted Turner to decorate her home in South France, revealed that despite the fact that she battled with dialysis, she stayed perky. In a new telephone discussion with the singer’s servant, he pronounced that she was happy and comfortable.
The designer added,
“She was such an amazing friend and she had such a force of creativity. He explained, “The Tina Turner persona of performing, that was a made-up person. We used to talk about it, and she created that and it was a beautiful image.”
“But she was absolutely positive and energetic and interested and curious. She was just an amazing person,” Sills said in the end.
Turner attempted suicide due to her abusive relationship with her former husband, Ike Turner, but she was saved.
The music icon’s encounter with Buddhism is not a secret because she has repeatedly cited it as the reason she was able to recover from depression, turn around her life, and find peace in the midst of the chaos.
“In her final years, she was happy and secure in her relationship. She had found true love and was able to live without fear. She had a group of friends in Switzerland, and truly loved the people she was around,” a music industry source said referring to Turner’s music executive husband Erwin Bach who she married in 2013. They added, “When Tina was well, she liked to be outside and enjoy the air and beauty of the surroundings.”
Tina inspired millions of fans worldwide, including future stars. One of the most successful recording artists of all time was Tina Turner, who was also the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.