Tina Turner’s daughter-in-law paid heartfelt tribute to her husband after he was discovered dead outside his Los Angeles home on Friday.
Ronnie Turner is said to have been found unresponsive by neighbors, whose efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, TMZ revealed Friday morning.
There has been no announcement of a cause of death, and it is unclear whether his death was related to his previous cancer diagnosis.
His famous mother, 83, has yet to respond to his death, but his wife, Afida, has now posted a tribute to her late husband, sharing photos of their times together.
‘I gave it my all this time,’ she wrote. ‘I was powerless to save you.’
Ronnie’s death comes just four years after the singer’s older son, Craig, shot himself dead in July 2018. Turner gave birth to Craig when she was just 18, having gotten pregnant by saxophone player Raymond Hill.
Police were called to Ronnie’s home on Thursday morning after someone called to report that he was struggling to breathe outside their Los Angeles home.
Paramedics then rushed to the home in San Fernando Valley, where they discovered bystanders performing CPR.
But their efforts were futile, and Ronnie was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Friday, his grief-stricken wife posted a rambling tribute to her late-husband, whom she called a ‘true angel’ with a ‘huge soul who is ‘highly spiritual.’
She said he was her ‘best friend, my baby,’ while she was ‘your mummy, your nurse.’
‘Love you for this 17 years,’ Afida wrote, adding: ‘This is very, very, very bad, I am very mad.
‘This is a tragedy, [you] with your brother Craig and your father Ike Turner and Aline,’ she continued as she wished he would ‘rest in Paradise.’
‘So unfair,’ she concluded.
The couple wed in 2007, after Ronnie made a name for himself starring alongside his mom in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, which told the story of her life, and playing bass guitar for a number of her tours.
He had previously faced a history of drug-related arrests, and was busted in August 1999 for possession of cocaine — with authorities alleging he was selling the drugs.