All About Tina Turner Husband Erwin Bach —
Legendary singer Tina Turner was married to her longtime partner Erwin Bach for 10 years before her death in May 2023.
Keep reading to learn more about the late Tina Turner’s husband Erwin Bach and their decades-long relationship.
Tina Turner’s relationship with her husband Erwin Bach was one of the most lasting romances in the history of rock music.
While they married in 2013, the pair were together from the mid-80s, until Tina’s death on May 24, 2023.
Who is Erwin Bach?
Erwin Bach was born in 1956 in Cologne, Germany. He is an actor and producer, known for Tina (2021), Maldito amor: Demasiado tarde (1999) and Tina Turner: One of the Living (2020).
Bach was an executive with the European record label EMI, which worked with acts like Queen, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. Turner worked with EMI to distribute her music overseas.
The label broke up into smaller companies in 2012. Before its dissolution, EMI was one of the largest record labels in the music industry.
How did Tina turner and Erwin Bach meet?
Turner and Bach met in 1985 at the airport in Düsseldorf, Germany. Bach was sent by EMI to greet the singer as she arrived.
In the 2021 HBO documentary Tina, the couple said they had an instant connection from the moment they locked eyes.
When did Tina Turner and Erwin Bach get married?
Despite meeting in the 1980s, Tina and Erwin didn’t wed until 2013 in Switzerland on the couple’s lavish estate. Turner was 73 years old at the time.
Days after their wedding, Turner and Bach threw a lavish, star-studded party at their lakeside Switzerland estate.
Oprah Winfrey, Giorgio Armani and David Bowie were among the 120 guests, and the couple’s home was decorated with 70,000 red and yellow roses from Holland.
Men were asked to attend the event in black tie, while the women wore shades of white and beige. Attendees participated in a traditional Buddhist water blessing ritual, a nod to the faith Turner had been practicing since the ’70s.
Erwin donated a kidney to Tina when hers started failing
In Turner’s 2018 memoir My Love Story, the star shared that she had spent years dealing with life-threatening illnesses. She suffered a stroke just three weeks after her wedding to Bach, and in 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer.
After experiencing unpleasant side effects from treatment, Turner turned to homeopathic remedies, which only worsened her condition. Before long, she was faced with total kidney failure.
Bach then donated his own kidney to his wife. The operation took place in April 2017 and was largely a success, though Turner still experienced mild symptoms.
“I’m happy to say that, thanks to my beloved husband, Erwin, giving me one of his kidneys, the gift of life, I’m in good health and loving life every day,” Turner later wrote in Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good. “I’m also thankful that I’ve not only survived, but thrived, so that I can pass on to you this book containing precious gifts that were given to me — the greatest gifts I can offer.”
Does Erwin Bach have children?
Erwin does not have children of his own.
He became close with Tina’s children, Ronnie Turner, Ike Turner Jr., Michael Turner, and Craig Raymond Turner.
What does Erwin Bach do?
Born in Germany, the 67-year-old is a former music executive who worked for the British record company, EMI. While EMI eventually split into different labels, it was a leading record company for years, with major acts like Queen and Radiohead signed to it.
What is Erwin Bach’s net worth?
Erwin’s net worth is estimated at $50 million.
He’s built up his wealth from his career in music, which has seen him work with the likes of Queen, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.
When did Tina Turner die?
Singer Tina Turner passed away on May 24, 2023.
A representative for her reported that she passed away in her home near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness.
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