Ike Turner dies

Rock legend Ike Turner dies at age 76

Ike Turner, musician and ex-husband of singer Tina Turner, has died at the age of 76, his manager says. Turner, who rose to fame in the 1950s and became a star performing with his ex-wife Tina Turner, died at age 76. "Ike Turner passed away this morning. He was at his home," in San Marcos, California, outside San Diego, said Scott Hanover of Thrill Entertainment. Mr Hanover did not have any further information about the cause of death.

Turner helped pioneer rock 'n' roll in 1951 when his band, The Rhythm Kings, recorded the song Rocket 88, a tune widely regarded as the first record in the nascent genre.