Ike Turner dead at 76
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TMZ has confirmed that music legend and the former Mr. Anna Mae Bullock has died. He was 76.
Turner apparently died in his home in San Marcos, Calif., just outside of San Diego.
Sources close to the family tell TMZ he may have died in his sleep.
Anna Mae Bullock became Tina Turner under Ike's tutellage. The two married, and Tina later alleged that Ike physically abused her, a claim he fervently denied his entire life. That reputation sidelined his pioneering music career:
Turner, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is credited by many
rock historians with making the first rock 'n' roll record,
Rocket 88, in 1951. Produced by the legendary Sam Phillips, it was groundbreaking for its use of distorted electric guitar.