Tina Turner Shares Photo Of Her Son’s Service & Speaks Out For First Time Since His Suicide

Posted On : July 27, 2018
Tina Turner and her now deceased son, Craig Raymond Turner (via Facebook)

Music legend, Tina Turner, faced the most severe heartache that no parent should ever have to- she laid her child to rest on Thursday (July 26, 2018) morning. Her eldest child, Craig Raymond, committed suicide on July 3, 2018. It wasn’t until today that Tina revealed that she,  her close family, and friends spread his ashes over the California coast, the state in which Craig lived.

Tina Turner Speaks Out For First Time: “He’ll Always Be My Baby”

In a very emotional statement, Tina kept her words short, but the grief behind them is evident. Here’s what she tweeted:

Tina Turner standing with husband, Erwin Bach, and family/friends, during spreading of her son, Craig Raymond’s ashes (Twitter)

“My saddest moment as a mother. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”

Details Of Son’s Suicide

Authorities confirmed that Craig Raymond died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his apartment in Studio City, CA. The 59 year old worked as a well-known realtor in San Fernando Valley, California for many years. No details have been released regarding a possible motive for his suicide, or whether or not he left a suicide note.

Neighbors Reveal Tragic Scene Following Suicide

Craig was living in an apartment that was in Tina’s name, when he took his life. His neighbors were present in their nearby apartment, but they revealed they had no clue what had happened, until they saw the aftermath of the tragedy:

Via Radar Online: Moon Hee Nam, who has lived in the Los Angeles apartment building on the same floor for four years, saw Craig often and told Radar his body was found by his sister-in-law, who was seen weeping at the scene.

Nam…didn’t hear a gunshot wound now was he aware of the death until the ambulance arrived, [he] tells Radar exclusively.

He Was The Son Of Ike Turner’s Band Member

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Although Craig had Ike Turner’s last name, he was not his biological child. Craig is Tina’s biological son from her prior relationship with saxophonist, Raymond Hill- a former member of her Ike Turner’s band. The two were in a relationship when Tina gave birth to their son, Craig, at age 18- prior to Tina becoming romantically involved with Ike. After she and Ike married in 1962, Ike adopted Craig and gave him his last name.

Craig’s biological father, Raymond, passed away in 1996 and his adopted father, Ike, took his final breathe in 2007.

Tina Spotted On Red Carpet In Paris Just Before Son’s Body Was Discovered

Tina Turner was spotted in Paris just moments before her son was found dead. Her last public appearance was today (Tuesday, July 3, 2018), when she walked the red carpet at Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week for the Giorgio Armani runway show (see above photo). Sadly, no one had a clue about the tragic news she was going to receive just hours after her happy red carpet appearance.

She currently resides in Switzerland with her husband, Erwin Bach. She gave up her American citizenship some years ago. In addition to her son, Craig, she has one other son, Ronnie Turner, with her late ex, Ike Turner.

May Craig Raymond Turner rest peacefully and our continued condolences to Tina and her family at this tragic time.