Tina Turner to become Swiss citizen
Singer Tina Turner is set to surrender her U.S. passport and become a Swiss citizen.
The "Proud Mary" hit-maker, who was born in Tennessee, has lived in Kuesnacht, just outside of Zurich, since 1995.
She recently petitioned the local council to grant her citizenship, and now she is to be made a legal resident of the country as soon as state and federal officials sign off on the order.
The 73-year-old's spokesperson, Karin Rhomberg, tells local newspaper Zuerichsee-Zeitung, "Tina Turner will therefore also give back her U.S. citizenship."
The decision is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.
Turner has often spoken fondly of the European nation, and she was previously quoted telling German publication Blick, "I'm very happy in Switzerland, and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live."
The diva isn't the only star to give up citizenship of her native country -- Gerard Depardieu famously accepted a Russian passport earlier this year after fiercely criticizing politicians in France over plans to hike up taxes for the country's most wealthy residents.
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