Rock diva Tina Turner to become Swiss citizen
In this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, singer Tina Turner performs on stage during her concert at the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)
Published Friday, January 25, 2013 8:21AM EST
GENEVA -- 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.