Tina Turner mourns the death of her youngest son Ronnie

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Ronnie Turner, the youngest son of singer Tina Turner and Ike Turner, has died. He was 62 years old.

"Ronnie, you left the world far too early," the 83-year-old wrote in a post on Instagram. "In sorrow, I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son."

His wife Afida, who People reports he got married to in 2007, paid tribute to him in an Instagram post calling him a "true angel" and "her best friend."

"I did my best to the end; this time, I was no[t] able to save you. Love you...for this 17 years. This is very, very bad; I am very mad," she wrote.

According to TMZ, law enforcement received a 911 call on Thursday morning from someone who said Ronnie was having difficulty breathing and a few minutes later he reportedly stopped breathing. Despite receiving CPR from bystanders, he was pronounced dead by paramedics dispatched to the scene.

ET Online reports that Ronnie was a singer and played in a band called Manufactured. He also appeared in his mother's 1993 autobiographical film What's Love Got To Do with It.

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