Tina Turner’s Son Craig Dead at 59

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Tina Turner is sadly mourning the loss of her eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, who has passed away at the age of 59. He was pronounced dead at his Studio City, Calif., residence at 12:38 p.m. local time.

Craig Turner, who was born on August 20, 1958, was the son of Turner and saxophonist Raymond Hill. In the 1940s, Hill joined Ike's band called Kings Of Rhythm.

Craig went on to become a real estate agent, working for Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills.

Tina Turner's oldest son has died, ET confirms.

A rep for Tina did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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The couple divorced in 1978 and Ike Turner died of a likely drug overdose in 2007.

I extend my prayers to Tina and her family during this hard time.

Tina Turner, 78, now resides in Switzerland after renouncing her US citizenship. When the Ike and Tina got married, he adopted Craig. He added that Craig lived in Los Angeles.

"Ike's children never reacted, but my oldest son, Craig, was a very emotional kid", Turner told Oprah Winfrey in 2005. "He'd always look down in sadness", she said.