Tina Turner and her husband, Erwin Bach, expanded their real estate empire just two years before the iconic singer’s passing. The power couple, who exchanged vows in July 2013, made headlines in January 2022 with their jaw-dropping $76 million acquisition of a sprawling waterfront estate in the picturesque city of Zürich, Switzerland.
Bach, a German native, expressed their affinity for Switzerland in an interview with the local newspaper Handelszeitung. He revealed that their decision to invest in additional properties in the European country stemmed from their newly acquired Swiss citizenship. This move was a strategic one, as nonresidents are prohibited from owning land in Switzerland.
“[We] feel very comfortable in Switzerland,” Bach enthusiastically shared, emphasizing their desire to use the newly acquired estate as a luxurious “weekend retreat in the immediate vicinity.” This magnificent property, spanning five acres of land, boasts an impressive array of amenities. With ten distinct structures, including a private pond, stream, swimming pool, and boat deck, the estate embodies the epitome of luxury and leisure.
This latest acquisition adds to the couple’s already impressive portfolio, which includes another grand estate in Küsnacht, where Turner tragically passed away at the age of 83. A representative confirmed the news, revealing that the “Proud Mary” singer had succumbed to a long-standing battle with an undisclosed illness. The announcement, shared on Turner’s Instagram account, was met with an outpouring of grief from her fans worldwide.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the post read. “With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today, we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.“
A legendary journey abroad and a lasting musical legacy
Prior to her untimely demise, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll had been residing abroad for many years, driven by both her romantic relationship with Bach, which began in 1986, and the reception of her music in international markets. In fact, Turner went as far as renouncing her US citizenship in 2013, choosing to fully embrace her life overseas.
“I have left America because my success was in another country and my boyfriend was in another country,” Turner candidly shared during an interview with the late Larry King in 1997. “Basically, Europe has been very supportive of my music.”
As the years went by, Turner gracefully retreated from the spotlight, officially bidding farewell to the stage in 2009 after completing her monumental 50th-anniversary tour, which remains one of the highest-grossing musical journeys of all time. Despite her departure from the public eye, Turner’s legacy and indomitable spirit continue to resonate, leaving an irreplaceable void in the music industry.
The world will forever cherish the remarkable talent and unrivaled passion that Tina Turner bestowed upon us, and her expansive real estate holdings serve as a testament to the lavish lifestyle she embraced until her final days. As we bid farewell to this legendary artist, her music will undoubtedly live on, inspiring generations to come.