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In pictures: Ike Turner

Ike and Tina Turner

Ike Turner, who has died at the age of 76, found fame in the 1960s with his wife Tina - the pair won a Grammy in 1972 for their cover of Proud Mary.

Ike and Tina Turner

But the couple, whose hits included River Deep Mountain High, had a stormy marriage. Tina Turner later said Ike abused her - a claim which he denied.

Ike Turner

Turner could not replicate the success he enjoyed with his ex-wife Tina, and he became addicted to cocaine.

Ike Turner

He returned to the limelight in 2001 with a new album - here he is seen performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2002.

Ike Turner

His musical rehabilitation was complete when he won his second Grammy for best traditional blues album in February this year.

Damon Albarn with Ike Turner

One of his last public appearances was at the Mojo awards in London in July, where he scooped the prize for best legend.



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