Thursday, November 14, 2013

Switzerland: Tina Turner, 73, Relinquishes US Citizenship, Became Swiss Citizen in April

According to Forbes, soul music legend Tina Turner, 73, filed paperwork in late October at the US Embassy in Bern to relinquish her US citizenship.

Turner, known for such hits as “Proud Mary,” “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” signed the forms to voluntarily relinquish her citizenship on October 24, The Washington Post reported.

COMMENT: In documents filed in Bern, Turner affirmed in that she does not have strong ties to the United States, “except for family, and has no plans to reside in the United States in the future."

The soul singer, who was born in Nutbush, TN, on Nov. 26, 1939, has lived in Switzerland for more than two decades and married her long-time boyfriend, German producer Erwin Bach, in July 2013.

Turner, who has won eight Grammys and sold more than 100 million records in her career, became a Swiss citizen on April 10.