Tina Turner receives tributes from celebrities and the White House.

Tina Turner’s passing was widely reported on social media, and other celebrities and the White House responded by expressing their sympathies. The rock and roll pioneer’s passing on Wednesday at her home in Switzerland was revealed. She was 83 years old.

How can we say goodbye to a lady who owned her grief and anguish and utilized it to help change the world? asked actress Angela Bassett on Instagram. Bassett was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Turner in the film What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Tina Turner demonstrated to those who lived in fear what a beautiful future characterized by love, compassion, and freedom ought to look like through her courage in sharing her story, her resolve to stick with her goals in life despite the hardship, and her determination to carve out a place in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her.

Singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter previously honored the superstar in a performance at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors. Knowles-Carter has been outspoken about Turner’s effect on her. Together, the two performed at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Wednesday, Knowles-Carter proclaimed, “My beloved queen. You have my unending love. I appreciate how you’ve paved the path and inspired me. You are resilient and strong. You personify strength and desire. We are all very fortunate to have experienced your generosity and lovely spirit, which we will never forget. I appreciate everything you’ve done.”

“I’m deeply devastated by the departure of my beautiful friend Tina Turner,” said Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, who frequently toured with Turner. “She was a vocalist and performer of an incredibly high caliber. She was motivating, hospitable, humorous, and kind. She gave me so much support when I was young; I will always remember her.”

In a statement, President Joe Biden and his wife lauded Turner’s accomplishments despite the challenges she overcame. “Jill and I send our love and prayers to her husband Erwin, the rest of the Turner family, and fans around the world who are mourning today for the woman they all agree was simply the best.'”

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, both former presidents, also paid Turner respect. “Tina Turner was raw,” stated Obama. “She was strong. She could do no wrong. She spoke and sang her truth through joy and agony, success and tragedy, and she was unabashedly herself. In recognizing the Queen of Rock and Roll and a celebrity whose light will never dim, we stand with fans everywhere today.”

“I loved Tina Turner and will never forget meeting her when she came to Little Rock for a concert after Private Dancer was released in 1984,” Clinton remarked. “On her 67th birthday, she and Elton John performed for a charitable occasion in St. Petersburg, where we reconnected. She still possessed the essential qualities that make music lovers throughout the world swoon: talent, style, vigor, and honesty. Let her soul rest in peace.”

“The actress, artist, and trailblazer Tina Turner embodies all of the terms legendary, iconic, diva, and superstar,” according to singer Mariah Carey. “She will always be an inspiration to women everywhere to me because she overcame so much. Her music will inspire future generations. Peace be with you, Queen.”

The media mogul Oprah Winfrey stated, “I started as a fan of Tina Turner, then a full-on groupie, following her from show to show around the country, and then, gradually, we became real friends. “She is our eternal rock ‘n’ roll goddess, with a tremendous inner strength that blossomed throughout her life. She was an example for the entire world, not just myself.

Turner, renowned for her raspy vocals and energetic dancing, first rose to stardom as a rhythm and blues singer. She later overcame years of abuse and discovered a second wind as an adored rock musician worldwide.

She was the author of popular songs, including “Proud Mary,” “Private Dancer,” “The Best,” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” She also published the single at the age of 44. According to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, that song peaked at No. 1.

She was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice, once in 1991 for the duo she performed in with her ex-husband Ike Turner and again in 2021 as a solo artist. She has also earned eight Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award, and other accolades.


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