Tina Turner Leaves US to Become Swiss Citizens


What Gerard Depardieu is to France, Tina Turner may be to the United States.

The Nutbush, Tenn. native is giving up her US passport, in favor of a Swiss one.

"I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live," Turner told the German newspaper Blick.

Turner has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition.

The decision still requires formal approval from state and federal authorities.

Turner's rep told Zuerichsee-Zeitung  the singer wanted to "clarify her situation."
"Tina Turner will therefore also give back her US citizenship," she said.

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