Lorraine Taylor gained fame as the wife of American musician Ike Turner. They married for several years and had two adorable children, Ike Turner Jr and Michael Turner, during their time together. However, the two decided to divorce in 1979. Despite their separation, Ike’s subsequent wife Tina Turner adopted Lorraine’s sons as her own and raised them like her own children.
As a mother, Lorraine Taylor was committed to her kids and put their needs above her own. She worked hard to provide for them, which in turn helped them develop into independent adults with strong work ethics. Her dedication to her family also set an exemplary example for the community.
The exact cause of her death has not been released, but it is known that she took her own life. Her autobiography and the biographical film “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” shed some light on her tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner. In her final days, she reportedly suffered from mental health issues.
Despite her tragic past, Taylor has since dedicated her life to fighting against gun violence. She founded the organization 1,000 Mothers, which invites families of homicide victims to gather for remembrance and healing. Every year, she hosts the Purple Gala and sends out letters through police departments to those who have lost a loved one to homicide. As an advocate for victims’ rights, Taylor has been recognized for her work. Her advocacy has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including the California Women’s History Foundation’s Legacy Award in 2013. Until her last breath, Taylor was surrounded by her family and the grand-dog Bella.