Tina Turner Formally ‘Relinquishes’ U.S. Citizenship

Written by MCJStaff   // November 14, 2013   // 0 Comments

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It appears America is about to officially lose one of its celebrated music icons to a foreign country.

The Washington Post reports that longtime Switzerland resident, Tina Turner formally filed paperwork with the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland on Oct. 24 to relinquish her United States citizenship, declaring that she “has no plans to reside in the United States in the future.”

Earlier this year the Grammy Award-winner, who has resided in the European country for nearly two decades, was granted Swiss citizenship after passing a local civics test and interview.

“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here,” she told a German newspaper in January. “I cannot imagine a better place to live.”

In July Turner celebrated her second marriage to 57-year-old German music executive, Erwin Bach during a party at the couple’s Swiss lakeside estate near Zurich.


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