The Rock ‘n’ Roll star died at age 83 in her Switzerland home on Wednesday, EsB reported.
Prior to her death, the superstar performer shared an Instagram post about her kidney failure two months before her untimely death.
Turner, 83, opened up about her health struggles on International World Kidney Day on March 9, revealing she put herself in ‘grave danger’ by not taking her 1978 hypertension diagnosis seriously.
‘My kidneys are victims of my not realising that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine,’ Turner wrote.
‘I have put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I need daily, lifelong therapy with medication.
The ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ singer died on Wednesday in her Switzerland home, following an unspecified illness.
It remains unclear if her kidneys contributed to her death.
Turner’s post from March gave a glimpse of her final days as she added: ‘For far too long I believed that my body was an untouchable and indestructible bastion.’
In a chilling interview with the Guardian from April, Turner revealed how she wanted to be remembered and added she didn’t fear death.
‘How would you like to be remembered?’ the Guardian asked.
‘As the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. As a woman who showed other women that it is OK to strive for success on their own terms.’
Asked what frightens her about getting older, she replied: ‘Nothing. This is life’s full adventure and I embrace and accept every day with what it brings.’
When Turner was diagnosed with hypertension, she said she didn’t understand she could do anything about it.
‘I can’t remember ever getting an explanation about what high blood pressure means or how it affects the body,’ she told the European Health Kidney Alliance, in March this year.
‘I considered high blood pressure my normal. Hence, I didn’t really try to control it.’
With her condition left untreated, Turner suffered a stroke in 2009.
She had another in 2013. Three years later, in 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer.
Doctors removed part of her intestine, but her kidney issues worsened.
Turner suffered from unpleasant side effects from her hypertension treatment, and stopped taking her medicines, trying homeopathic medicine instead.
The results led to kidney failure and eventually resulted in her husband, German music producer Erwin Bach donating his kidney to save her life.