“My saddest moment as a mother,” Tina tweeted alongside a photo of her holding a rose over the ocean. “On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”
In addition to Craig and Ronnie, the Grammy winner also adopted two of Ike’s children, Ike Jr., 64, and Michael, 63.
In the 2021 HBO Max documentary, Tina, the singer—who has been living in Switzerland with husband Erwin Bach since 1995—reflected on her early days of motherhood, sharing that she “didn’t spend a lot of time” with her sons after her 1978 divorce from Ike was finalized.
“I suffered but Ike didn’t,” she said, per an excerpt published by Fox News. “It was my pain because I wanted more time.”