Celebrities and fans from around the world are paying tribute to Tina Turner, the iconic soul singer known for hits like “The Best” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” who has passed away at the age of 83. Beyoncé hailed her as the “epitome of passion and power,” while Mick Jagger described her as a “wonderful friend” and an “enormously talented” performer. Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey praised her as a survivor who overcame domestic abuse. Turner’s remarkable talent and resilience have left an indelible mark on the music industry and inspired countless artists.
Turner’s death was announced by her publicist on Wednesday, although no cause was given. Over the years, she had faced various health issues, including a stroke and kidney disease. Born in Tennessee, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s and became a trailblazing figure in rock ‘n’ roll. She began her career with the Ike Turner Revue before launching a successful solo career in the 1980s. Known as the Queen of Rock and Roll, Turner’s powerful voice and electrifying stage presence made her one of the most unforgettable performers of her generation.
Her impact extended beyond her music. Turner’s journey from an abusive relationship with Ike Turner to music superstardom inspired many, and she became an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Tributes from fellow musicians and stars poured in, with Sir Elton John calling her a “total legend” and Sir Mick Jagger expressing his sadness over the loss of a talented performer and a close friend. Turner’s influence on rock music, her unforgettable hits, and her empowering story will continue to resonate for generations to come.