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Musician Ike Turner

by Elliot Spagat, Associated Press Writer

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Musician Ike Turner

SAN DIEGO, California -- Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died Wednesday, December 12 at his home in suburban San Diego. There was no immediate word on the cause of death. He was 76.

"He did pass away this morning" at his home in San Marcos, in northern San Diego County, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's musical career.

Turner managed to rehabilitate his image somewhat in his later years, touring around the globe with his band, The Kings of Rhythm, and drawing critical acclaim for his work. He won a Grammy in 2007 in the Traditional Blues Album category for "Risin' With the Blues."

But his image is forever identified as the drug-addicted, wife-abusing husband of Tina Turner. He was hauntingly portrayed by Laurence Fishburne in the movie, "What's Love Got To Do With It," based on Tina Turner's autobiography.

In a 2001 interview with The Associated Press, Turner denied his ex-wife's claims of abuse and expressed frustration that he had been demonized in the media, adding that his historic role in rock's beginnings had been ignored.

"You can go ask Snoop Dogg or Eminem, you can ask the Rolling Stones or (Eric) Clapton, or you can ask anybody

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