Ike Wister Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner as one half of the Ike & Tina Turner duo. Spanning a career that lasted half a century, Ike’s repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. Alongside his former wife, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and in 2001 was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Death of Ike Turner
Turner died at 76 years old at his home in San Marcos, California, near San Diego.
Ike Turner was 76 years old at the time of his death
On January 16, 2008 (over a month later) it was reported by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office that he died from a cocaine overdose.
Ike and Tina