Rocker and bluesman Ike Turner has died at his San Marcos, California home, aged 76.

The Ike & Tina Turner star was born Izear Luster Turner Jr in Clarksdale, Mississippi and enjoyed massive chart success in the 1960s and 1970s with his then-wife Tina.

He was later vilified as a wife beater and demonised in Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got To Do With It.

Turner was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and he claimed his second Grammy earlier this year (07). (KL/WN)

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