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Tina Turner Becomes Swiss Citizen

April 24,2013

U.S. rock star Tina Turner recently became a Swiss citizen, 18 years after she started living in the Alpine country, an official said Wednesday.

An municipal official in Turner's adopted home town of Kuesnacht, near Zurich, confirmed a report by the tabloid Blick that the singer received her new passport.

"That's correct," she told dpa.

The 73-year-old told the German Vogue magazine that she was taking German lessons in the process of applying for the Swiss passport.

Under Swiss law, Turner did not have to give up her American citizenship to become a citizen of Switzerland.

The eight-time Grammy Award winner has lived in or near Zurich since the mid-1990s with her German partner, music manager Erwin Bach.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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