Tina Turner, the acclaimed ‘Queen of Rock ‘n Roll,’ has passed away at the age of 83 in Switzerland. With her departure, the music industry bids farewell to a true legend and an indomitable role model.
Her spokesperson confirmed the news, stating that Turner died peacefully after a prolonged illness at her residence in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
Turner earned a loyal legion of fans for her captivating live performances and was best known for songs such as What’s Love Got to Do With It, Proud Mary and Private Dancer.
Stars of the entertainment industry including Beyonce, Diana Ross, Lizzo, Mick Jagger, and Bryan Adams paid tribute to the iconic singer.
Tributes pour in for Tina…
Fellow hitmaker and friend Diana Ross pays tribute to her longtime friend:
Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/FGlQfjxaGh
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) May 24, 2023
On her website, Beyonce leaves a heartfelt tribute for Turner:
“My beloved queen, I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”
Mick Jagger, vocalist of The Rolling Stones paid tribute to his fellow late friend in an Instagram post, reading:
“I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”
Captured below is Tina and Mick performing at Live Aid in front of 100,000 people at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The performance was aired on live TV globally on July 1985.
Tina Turner and Mick Jagger performed at Live Aid in front of 100,000 people in the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia and millions watching on TV worldwide on July 13, 1985. pic.twitter.com/jVYDt16KJZ
— Boston Radio Watch®️ (@bostonradio) May 24, 2023
Lizzo, during a performance on her latest Special tour yesterday, paid tribute to Tina, with a rendition of the late star’s famous hit, Proud Mary. Before giving the performance her all, Lizzo says:
“Today, we lost an icon. And I haven’t allowed myself to be sad. I haven’t allowed myself to cry about it. And I don’t want to right now because I’d much rather celebrate the incredible legend Tina Turner is. As a Black girl in a rock band, I would not exist if it was not for the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
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Supermodel Naomi Campbell reflects on meeting Tina in Paris in 1987:
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“QUEEN REST IN POWER! Your now up with papa dancing together again. .. I remember first time meeting you in paris at Azzedine Alaia show In 1987 , I was in awe , your Aura was magical , Royal positive and Pure .. when I got chosen to be in your video that we shot at Camden Palace is something I will remember for the rest of my life .. the impact you have left on us of strength, perseverance and drive and not to give up on your dreams . On every stage you ever stood you gave 150 percent !! May you fly High #TINATURNER LEGEND FOREVER my condolences to your family and loved ones…”
Fellow singer Bryan Adam shared a beautiful tribute for Tina on Twitter:
“RIP my dear @tinaturner I’ll be forever grateful for you bringing me on tour, going in the studio together and most of all, being your friend. Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your unbelievable voice. My condolences to Erwin and your family. It’s Only Love…and that’s all. #tinaturner”
RIP my dear @tinaturner I’ll be forever grateful for you bringing me on tour, going in the studio together and most of all, being your friend. Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your… pic.twitter.com/KfD83r86rv
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) May 25, 2023
Stars across the entertainment industry continue to remember & honour Tina as the icon she was and always will be.
Heaven has gained an angel.
Rest in Paradise Tina Turner.
Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all. pic.twitter.com/JMxa9kBsmF
— Ciara (@ciara) May 24, 2023
A true legend has passed. Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. She was our River Deep and our Mountain High, the Private Dancer in our hearts. She showed us that love really does has everything to do with it, and that we really did need another hero. And she was it. Rest now,…
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 24, 2023
Tina’s loyal fans grieve the loss, honouring the late singer and all that she stood for. Strength, empowerment, and kindness. And an epic voice and hairdo to complement!
— Margaret Carrero (@KNXmargaret) May 24, 2023
Rest in Peace, Tina Turner.
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