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Tina Turner gives up US passport to become Swiss citizen


The Tennessee native, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, plans to surrender her US passport once she receives her Swiss one. The local Swiss council’s decision still requires formal approval from cantonal and federal authorities.

Turner resides in the Zurich suburb of Küsnacht, where she has lived in a lake house called Chateau Algonquin since 1995. She has been in a relationship with German music executive Erwin Bach since 1986 and moved to the Zurich suburb to be with him after his job sent him to Switzerland.

Although the eight-time Grammy Awards winner has other residences in London, Cologne, Germany and the French Riviera, she chose to live in Switzerland for 20 years and applied for citizenship in early 2013.

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