The death of Tina Turner, at the age of 83, arouses tributes from her fans and the world of entertainment, who crowned her in posterity as she wanted to descend: as the undoubted “Queen of rock”.
When he announced his death in Switzerland, due to a long illness, his students did not stop placing flowers and candles on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at the American House near Zurich.
“It’s like someone who lived forever,” said one of Tina Turner’s neighbors, leaving some flowers Thursday in front of the home where she lived for 30 years.
But someone there, in that castle on Lake Zurich, is much more saddened by the death of such an artist: the German Erwin Bach, 67, his partner and great love since the 90s.
The singer settled in Switzerland in 1995 together with Bach and rented this residence for a long time due to restrictions on foreigners owning property in Switzerland.
They met in Düsseldorf, Germany, where Bach was an instrument company executive. He was in charge of reading it during a visit by the singer to Europe, a chance meeting which ended a long and happy life together.
“Who would have thought that one bold moment could lead to decades of happiness? Sometimes it changes your life in a short time. Because you feel a spark, an instant connection,” Tina Turner commented in 2021.
But not before 2013, Erwin and Tina got married in Switzerland, and three months after the wedding, the artist became a citizen of this country, for which he renounced his American nationality.
“For me, this is what the ring on my thumb means. Immediately I put it on my thumb, I felt stronger, more confident. Since then, luck brings me and always reminds me to stay strong and take chances,” he wrote about their writings. of marriage
Later, in 2017, when Tina Turner’s health problems worsened, it was her husband who donated a kidney to the singer.
“Erwin and I have been together for over 30 years and he still writes me love letters, isn’t that romantic?”
It was Turner’s second fall in love, a happy and peaceful life as a couple, far from the history of domestic violence he experienced in his first marriage and has touched many women around the world.
For this reason, today the inhabitants of the mansion near Zurich are mourning the departure of their good neighbor, as they describe the singer, but also with her husband Erwin Bach, grieving.