When Ike turner passed away this week, the NY Post ran a headline saying that Ike had beaten Tina Turner to death. Literally, Ike did die before tin as he passed away at age 76 on Wednesday. The actual headline on the article was “Ike Beats Tina to Death.” Many couldn’t believe they printed it.
Gawker titled an item this way on the website, “Ike ‘Beats’ Tina” Is Post’s Classiest Headline Ever.” It is not known what clever headline writer put this header up but many have thought it was amusing while others found it in poor taste.
One poster had this, “Just the sort of tasteless headline Iâ€™d expect from that piece of trash.” Another wasn’t quite so hard on the paper. Another writes, “So so wrong. But yet so right in so many ways. Oh the Post….you slay me…”
For her part, Tina isn’t saying much. Her representative issued a statement to TMZ.com that read: “Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today. She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made.” There is a great video tribute of both here.