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Tina Turner Renounces Her US Citizenship

Travelers Today       By    Antranig Dereyan

Updated: Jan 26, 2013 02:49 PM EST

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As the saying goes, America, love it or leave it.

Well, when it comes to Tina Turner, it is appear from recent reports that she is about to renounce her U.S. citizenship for the Swiss.

According to the Associated Press "The 'Private Dancer' singer has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The Zuericsee-Zeiturg newspaper said on its website that the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in today's edition."

Though, still needing formal approval for the state and federal authorities, it is basically a done deal if Turner accepts.

Her representative said, "the singer wants to 'clarify her situation." adding, that if it all goes according to plan, "Tina Turner will therefore also give back her U.S. citizenship," this also according to the Zuericsee-Zeiturg newspaper.

Turner, whose fame first came as one part of Ike and Turner: born, Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tenn., turned to a solo career, in the 1970s, after a turbulent and violent relationship with Ike.

As a solo star Turner resurrected her career and went on to sell over 200 million records, including the hit album, "Private Dancer," first came to Zurich accompanied by her longtime partner, German music manager Erwin Bach. They live in a lake house called Chateau Algonquin.

She isn't the only celebrity to change their citizenship recently.

A few months back, French born, Gerard Depardieu, due to his anger at French President Francois Hollande's proposed 75 percent tax hike on the upper-class (otherwise known as the "rich peoples tax"), in December, moved to Belgium, and officially became a Russian citizen earlier this month after President Vladimir Putin accepted his request to become a national.

France's civil code states-"a person must take up a new nationality in order to relinquish their French citizenship."

So, he has no worries about that-he is now a Russian national and upon his acceptance as a Russian he ranted, according to MSN Entertainment News: ''we no longer have the same homeland, I am a true European, a citizen of the world, as my father always taught me to believe."

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