Did Tina Turner live in Switzerland for nearly 30 years and renounce her American citizenship?

Did Tina Turner live in Switzerland for nearly 30 years and renounce her American citizenship?

Tina Turner lived in Switzerland for almost 30 years and renounced her American citizenship in 2013.


Following the death of legendary singer Tina Turner on May 24, 2023, natural causes at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerlandclaims began to spread on social media that Turner had lived in Switzerland for nearly 30 years before his death at 83 and renounced his US citizenship in 2013.

We found posts containing the allegation on social media platforms such as Reddit And Facebook.

We also found posts about the claim on social media platforms prior to Turner’s death. For example, an account dedicated to answering questions about immigration law made a video in July 2022 in response to a comment made by a user on the platform regarding Turner’s U.S. citizenship status.

@bradshowlive Reply to @audreychilders506 #Immigration #Bradshowlive #foryourpage #ForYou #Greencard #for #immigrant #viral #viralvideo #fyp #fy #Immigrationlawyer #tiktoklawyer #fypシ ♬ original sound – Brad Show Live Immigration Law

We have found the claims to be true. Turner first moved to Switzerland in 1995. In 2013, The Washington Post reported that she had signed papers to renounce her American citizenship, months after having “ttook the oath of Swiss nationality on April 10.”

Reuters reported Turner moved to Switzerland in 1995 to join her boyfriend and later husband, record producer Erwin Bach. She discussed the move in several media interviews.

On March 13, 1996, she said British TV presenter Des O’Conner said she was happy living in Switzerland as she believed the country was clean and people left her alone “up to a point”.

About a year later, on February 21, 1997, Turner called the country home in a interview wwith former talk show host Larry King:

During the interview, Turner told King that she moved there because her boyfriend moved there for work and she was very happy.

In 2013, Turner reportedly filed paperwork to renounce his US citizenship. According to the Washington Post, this meant that she had taken Swiss citizenship with the intention of “losing her US citizenship”, rather than formally “renouncing” her US citizenship, a more involved process. The publication also reported that Turner said she no longer had any close ties to the United States “with the exception of her family, and that she had no intention of residing in the United States. in the future”.


Kamen, Al. “Tina Turner ‘Officially Renounces US Citizenship'”. Washington PostDecember 6, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2013/11/12/tina-turner-formally-relinquishes-us-citizenship/.

Margaritoff, Marco. “Tina Turner’s cause of death revealed.” HuffPostMay 26, 2023, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tina-turner-cause-of-death_n_6470b7a0e4b0a7554f3e951d

Reuters staff. “Singer Tina Turner on her way to Swiss citizenship.” ReutersJanuary 25, 2013, https://www.Reuters.com/article/people-tinaturner-idINL4N0AU4YP20130125.

Tina Turner | Interview | O’Connors | Chat Show | O’Connor’s tonight | 1996. YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6BYSYOrmSI. Accessed May 26, 2023.

Tina Turner talks about her life in music (1997 CNN Interview). YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgtEeU_DDWY. Accessed May 26, 2023.


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