Tina Turner becoming Swiss citizen, giving up US passport
What Gerard Depardieu is to France, Tina Turner may be to the United States.
The "Private Dancer" singer is giving up her US passport, in favor of a Swiss one.
"I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live," Turner told the German newspaper Blick.
Turner has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition.
The decision still requires formal approval from state and federal authorities.
Turner's rep told Zuerichsee-Zeitung the singer wanted to "clarify her situation".
"Tina Turner will therefore also give back her US citizenship," she said.
Depardieu announced he was renouncing his French citizenship because of the country's high taxes, and he was offered Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin.
Turner was born in Nutbush, Tenn.
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