Well, holy hell. Ike Turner died today.

The rock et roll pioneer and hardcore curmudgeon died today in San Marcos, San Diego. He made a name for himself after discovering a young Tina Turner, and the rest is Academy Award-nominated history. Toward the end of his life, he was remorseful about his treatment of Tina and others. "I know what I am in my heart. And I know regardless of what I've done, good and bad, it took it all to make me what I am today." We hear you, Ike. We hear you.

The cause of his death (as of now) is unknown. Read more about it here.