Tina Turner’s death has shocked the entire world. The singer was a legend in her own right. As the news of her death hit the public, tributes from other notable names started rolling in. Her death has affected many people deeply.
Keep reading to learn more about everyone mourning Tina Turner’s passing.
Tina Turner’s death has the entire world in mourning. Those mourning more deeply are the ones who were in the same fraternity as her; her contemporaries and other celebrities.
As the news of her death became public knowledge, tributes from major stars and names in the world came pouring in by the dozens. A statement was uploaded to Turner’s official Instagram account, it read, “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
It outlined the singer’s humble beginnings, reading, “Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA. She became famous in the late 60s as the singer of the band Ike & Tina Turner Revue, but later she became successful worldwide as a solo artist. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations,” the statement further read. “Global hits like ‘What’s Love Got To Do With it,’ ‘Private Dancer’ and ‘The Best,’ more than 180 million albums sold, 12 GRAMMY Awards and over three decades of sold-out stadium tours around the world are just part of her unique legacy.”
Tina Turner’s contemporary and friend Dolly Parton shared a simple message written over a white background that read, “Now she’s rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on to glory. Roll on Tina. We will always love you.”
Mick Jagger shared similar sentiments of grief and called Turner “an enormously talented performer and singer.”
He shared several images of the singer performing, one of them with him belting out tunes alongside her. He tweeted, “I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner.” He went on, “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.”
Diana Ross also chimed in with her condolences, she wrote, “Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones.” She added a picture of the two women to her tweet as well.
Even former President Barack Obama was heartbroken at the loss. “Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy,” Obama wrote. “Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade.”
Oprah also posted about how devastated she felt at the loss, recalling Turner as her role model. She wrote, “She was a role model not only for me but for the world. She encouraged a part of me I didn’t know existed.”
Priscilla Presley also posted about how the singer was one of Elvis’ favorite performers.
Angela Bassett who played the late singer in a biopic about her life shared how heartbroken she was. She also shared a conversation she had with Turner about playing her in a movie.
The actress wrote, “Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like. Her final words to me – for me – were ‘You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world.’”
Smokey Robinson, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer were all among the celebrities who posted their condolences and heartbreak at the loss of Tina Turner.
Clearly, she had touched many lives during her time on earth. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy with her music and inspirational life story. Only those who are lucky are able to leave behind a legacy so glorious. She will always remain in our hearts.
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