Scott M. Hanover of Turner’s management group Thrill Entertainment Group said yesterday: “He did pass away this morning.”

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The legendary musician was married four times, most famously to singer Tina Turner. The couple met in 1958 and were together for twenty years, during which time they performed as a duo.

Tina later revealed Ike beat her during their marriage.

Tina’s representative said: “Tina hasn’t had any contact with Ike in more than 30 years. No further comment will be made.”

Ike, whose career spanned half a century, said in an interview with Jet magazine earlier this year: “If I owe anybody an apology that would be Tina.

I put her through hell with other women. I regret it today, but I can’t undo it.”

Ike made what most music critics believe was the first rock ‘n’ roll record ever, ‘Rocket 88’, in March 1951.

He had four children – Ike Jr., Michael, Ronald and Mia.

Ike and Tina were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.