Tina Turner Attributes Son’s Suicide to Loneliness
By Vanessa Obioha with Agency Reports
In an interview with BBC, Tina Turner revealed that she believed loneliness drove her son, Craig, to commit suicide. The 59 year-old Craig was found dead at his Los Angeles home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in July.
“I have no idea what pulled him down except something that followed him with loneliness. I think it was something with being alone.”
Yet, Turner is puzzled that her son would die of loneliness because he expressed fulfillment and enthusiasm in his personal life after finding a new girlfriend before his untimely death.
“I still don’t know what took him to the edge because at that stage he had said to me that he had never met a woman that he felt that way about. He was bringing her to meet me for his birthday in August. He had decorated his apartment that I bought for him years ago. He had gotten a new job with a prominent real estate company in California which he was very happy with. “
She added that her son was an introvert and a shy person and she didn’t notice any changes in their conversations until after the suicide.
The singer also said that she was not afraid of death.
“Death is not a problem to me. I really don’t mind leaving.”
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