Tina Turner’s firstborn son has reportedly committed suicide.
According to USA Today, 59-year-old Craig Raymond Turner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Studio City, California on Tuesday (July 3). Law enforcement arrived at Craig’s home around noon local time and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
His mother is currently overseas in France attending Paris Fashion Week.
The music icon had Craig with saxophonist Raymond Hill when she was 18 years old. After she married Ike Turner, Ike officially adopted him.
Craig was a real estate agent in the San Fernando Valley area.
An autopsy is pending.
Tina’s music has been sampled by numerous Hip Hop artists over the years — from Fat Joe and The Notorious B.I.G. to Warren G and Brand Nubian.
Source: Hip Hop DX