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Tina Turner and Husband’s $76M Swiss Estate Purchase Raises Eyebrows Amidst Her Passing

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Less than two years before Tina Turner died, she and her husband, Erwin Bach, were still expanding their real estate portfolio. In January 2022, the couple, who were married in July 2013, announced that they bought a sprawling waterfront estate in Zurich, Switzerland for $76 million. Upon gaining Swiss citizenship, Bach told the Handelszeitung that he and Turner planned to buy more real estate in the European country. Bach, who is born in Germany, said that [We] feels very comfortable in Switzerland. The home would serve as a new weekend retreat for them in the immediate area. The impressive property includes ten different structures spread over five acres.

Additionally, it features a private pond, stream, swimming pool, and boat dock. Turner, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, owned an additional estate in Küsnacht in addition to the large purchase. A rep for the “Proud Mary” singer confirmed her death after a long battle with an unknown illness. In 1986, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll began her relationship with Bach and had been living abroad for many years before her death. In 2013, she even renounced her US citizenship. In addition to her relationship with the former music executive, Turner chose to live abroad in order to expand the reach of her music.

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Two Years Before Her Death, Tina Turner And Her Husband Erwin Bach Bought A $76M Home In Switzerland

The singer died at her home near Zürich in Switzerland on Wednesday after a long illness, but she and her husband bought a waterfront estate overlooking Lake Zürich two years before her death. As a weekend retreat, Tina Turner purchased the 10-building estate with her German husband Erwin Bach. A 260,00-square-foot property with ponds, streams, swimming pools, and boat docks included water features. Because Swiss law prohibits non-residents from purchasing property in the country, Turner and Bach had to wait until they received official Swiss citizenship before they could purchase the property. It was reported by Swiss news outlets during the time Turner purchased the home that tennis superstar Roger Federer considered buying it before settling for a different house in Staefa Village outside of Zürich. In addition to her star power across the pond, Turner abandoned the United States decades ago. ‘I’ve left America because I’m successful in another country and my boyfriend is in another country,’ she told Larry King in 1997, referring to Private Dancer’s popularity in the UK.


My music has received a lot of support from Europe, she said. Bach and she settled in Staefa, Switzerland, eventually purchasing the massive estate. In the years preceding the official purchase nearly two years ago, the couple rented a home in the nearby Kuesnacht known as Chateau Algonquin. After a long relationship, Turner married Bach, a German music executive, in 2013 after achieving success with songs such as Proud Mary and What’s Love Got To Do With It. Beginning in 1994, the couple lived together in Europe. It was just before she sold the rights to her entire music catalog to publishing giant BMG for $50 million that the veteran singer made the purchase. BMG acquired Turner’s name and image along with hits such as The Best and Nutbush City Limits. With five platinum albums, including 1984’s Private Dancer, the singer was known for her distinctive voice, boundless energy, and tempestuous relationship with former husband Ike Turner.


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