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Tina Turner Seeks Swiss Citizenship

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Tina Turner performs during the charity gala 'Ein Herz fuer Kinder' (A Heart for Children) on December 17, 2011 in Berlin.  (TOBIAS SCHWARZ  /AFP/ Getty Images)

Tina Turner performs during the charity gala ‘Ein Herz fuer Kinder’ (A Heart for Children) on December 17, 2011 in Berlin. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ /AFP/ Getty Images)

GENEVA (AP) — Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.

The American rock diva 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 cantonal (state) and federal authorities.

Turner, whose given name was Anna Mae Bullock, lived part of her life in St. Louis and East St. Louis. She’s a 1958 graduate of Sumner High School.

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