Meet Michael Turner – Photos Of Ike Turner’s Son With Lorraine Taylor

Ike Turner's son Michael TurnerIke Turner's son Michael Turner. Image Source: Instagram.

Tina Turner was a veteran icon who actively worked in the music industry until her late 70s. Sadly, the music phenomenon passed away on May 24, 2023, leaving behind her family.

Despite having a triumphant career, Tina went through a difficult marriage with another iconic singer, Ike Turner. They were doting parents of their children. So, let’s know about Tina Turner’s son, Michael Turner.

Tina and Ike’s Marriage

  • The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll rose to fame as the lead singer of Ike & Tina Turner before launching her solo career.
  • Furthermore, having sold over a million copies, Tina became one of the most influential singers, songwriter-cum-actress of all time.
  • Tina and Ike met for the first time in 1957 and remained platonic friends until 1960.
  • The former couple tied the knot in 1962, right after the birth of their son, Ronald “Ronnie” Renelle Turner.
  • The estranged duo got divorced, and it was finalized on March 29, 1978.
  • She also adopted two of her husband’s kids from his former relationships, Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner.

Born To Ike Turner And Lorraine Taylor

Aforementioned, Tina Turner married Ike Turner and welcomed a son, Ronnie Turner. However, her former spouse had embraced fatherhood earlier with his ex-girlfriend, Lorraine Taylor.

Ike and Lorraine Taylor birthed two kids throughout their relationship, Michael Turner being the youngest. He was born a year later than his brother, Ike Turner Jr, in 1959.

Although Michael was born to Ike and Lorraine, he was adopted by legendary singer Tina Turner after exchanging vows with his father, Ike, in 1962.

Sadly, Tina Turner’s son, Michael Turner, has been maintaining privacy since day 1. He is, in fact, one of the least spotted children in the Turner household.

Well, Michael Turner’s brother, Ike Turner Jr., once talked about his medical condition with the Daily Mail.

Moreover, Ike Turner’s son, Michael, has three more siblings from his side and one from his adoptive mother’s previous relationship.

Michael Turner’s brother, Ronnie Turner, was born to Ike and Tina. Likewise, his step-brother, Craig Turner, was born from Tina’s previous relationship.

Similarly, Michael has two half-sisters, Mia Turner (with Ann Thomas in 1969) and Twanna Melby Turner (born in 1959 to Pat Richard).

Ike Turner’s baby boy is allegedly in a convalescent home in Southern California and needed medical support. Although the kind of illness was not explained, Ike did reveal that Tina sent him money.

Although there isn’t much about Ike Turner’s son Michael Turner’s details on the internet to this day, we do know a few events that occurred in his life. Thus, let’s move on with it.

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Father Died Of OverDose In 2007

As mentioned earlier, Tina Turner’s son, Michael Turner, is a very secretive person. But, because his parents are stars, events in their lives were not excused by the media.

In 2007, Michael lost his beloved father, Ike Turner. He reportedly died of a cocaine overdose, followed by other conditions such as hypertensive cardiovascular disease and emphysema.

Notoriously known for his drug abuse, Turner became reclusive towards the end of his life and told his assistant, Falina Rasool, that he wouldn’t make it until Christmas.

Indeed, Michael Turner’s father, Ike Turner, died on December 12, 2007, in San Marcos, California, at age 76. He was found by his former wife, Ann Thomas.

Ike Turner's son Michael Turner
Ike Turner’s son Michael Turner. Image Source: Instagram.

Well, Ike Turner’s star-studded funeral was held on December 21, 2007, at the City of Refuge Church in California.

Phil Spector, Solomon Burke, Little Richard, and Michael’s brother, Ike Jr, spoke at the funeral. Moreover, Ike was cremated after the funeral service. 

Interestingly, Michael Turner’s mother, Tina Turner, did not attend the funeral because she could not make peace with her former partner.

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Turner’s Older Brother Accused Their Mother Of Abandoning Them

Besides losing a father, Ike Turner’s son Michael Turner also lost his mother in some manner. Tina. According to Ike Jr, Tina had cut off all contact with them.

Ike further believes that after Tina met her long-time partner, Erwin Bach, she turned her back on him and his siblings in the U.S.

As mentioned earlier, despite cutting off contacts from the Turner family, Tina sent money for Michael’s medical needs in California. However, she did not visit him in the convalescent home.

Sadly, because of Tina Turner’s son, Michael Turner’s secretive nature, he has managed to keep his lovelife away from the media as well. Therefore, we hope he is in good mental and physical health today.

Name Meaning – Michael

Michael is a Hebrew name that means “Who is like God?”

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