Rock legend Tina Turner has died. Now, for the first time, her management is commenting on the details of her funeral ceremony.
Küsnacht – When great personalities die, large funeral ceremonies are not uncommon. Whether Elvis Presley, Princess Diana or Mahatma Gandhi, hundreds of thousands of fans took to the streets after her death and attended the ceremony. Devotees from all over the world have made their way to pay their last respects to their idols.
After the death of rock icon Tina Turner, many of her fans quickly wondered on the net whether they would also get this opportunity. Now, Turner's manager has commented on the details of the funeral service for the first time.
Management on Tina Turner's funeral: 'Please respect privacy'
And for many grieving fans of the rock legend, the plans for the funeral service of Tina Turner, who also shared many moments with TV presenter Thomas Gottschalk, are likely to be disappointing. Commenting on the planning of the funeral, management told the Mirror on Thursday: "There will be a private funeral ceremony that will be attended by close friends and family." There will therefore be no large public mourning ceremony for the Swiss by choice.
Fans around the world are mourning the loss of Tina Turner, but there will probably not be a public mourning ceremony. © Sarah Reingewirtz / dpa
In addition, Turner's spokesman appeals to "please respect the privacy of the family." Further answers to press inquiries would also no longer be answered by the management. Meanwhile, there is already speculation about the rituals according to which Turner, whose real name is Anna Mae Bullock and has lived on Lake Zurich for many years, will be buried.
Tina Turner is dead: Will the rock legend get a Buddhist ceremony?
After all, she discovered Buddhism for herself in the seventies, as heute.at had previously reported. Faith is said to have helped her overcome her personal crises. Accordingly, it is quite possible that she will be buried according to the values of the Buddhist community. Both funerals and cremations are conceivable. In Switzerland, Buddhist burials are generally permitted.
The Shaolin Culture Institute from Switzerland explains: "Dying is part of life and is seen as something natural in Buddhism. Buddhist funerals are often characterized by an atmosphere of harmony, hope and lightness." However, a Buddhist funeral is not a religious act in the strict sense. "There is no fixed schedule of a funeral in Buddhism." This could also underpin why there will be no public ceremony for their fans.