A wave of tributes flooded social media on Wednesday as the news of Tina Turner‘s passing spread.
Colleagues from the music industry, politicians, athletes, and more came forward to pay their respects to the musical icon.
Among those who expressed their sorrow was Mick Jagger, who took to Instagram to share his heartfelt tribute: “I’m deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Tina Turner. She was not only an incredibly talented performer and singer but also an inspiration to all. Her warmth, humor, and generosity touched my life in countless ways, especially during my younger years. I will forever cherish the memories we shared.” Jagger reminisced about their collaboration during a show in 1985 and their time touring together with the band in the 1960s. (Also read: Tina Turner’s Journey: From visiting temples in India to prepare for her role as Goddess Shakti)
In Los Angeles, a portrait of the late singer Tina Turner now rests upon her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city mourns the loss of a true musical legend, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83 after battling a long illness. Turner’s impact on the world of music will forever be remembered and cherished.
Remembering the Legendary Tina Turner: Tributes Flow for the Queen of Rock and Roll following her Passing at 83
“We have suffered a profound loss with the passing of one of the world’s most captivating and electrifying performers. Tina Turner was a true legend, both in the studio and on stage. Her talent was unparalleled and she exuded an aura of invincibility. My heartfelt condolences go out to Erwin and her family during this difficult time. This news has left us all deeply saddened.” — Elton John shared his sentiments on Instagram, paying tribute to the late musical icon.
How do we bid farewell to a woman who fearlessly embraced her pain and trauma, harnessing it to inspire transformative change in the world? Tina Turner’s unwavering courage in sharing her story, her unwavering commitment to staying true to herself despite the sacrifices, and her resolute determination to carve out a place in rock and roll not only for herself but for others who shared her experiences, served as a beacon of hope for those living in fear. Through her example, she painted a vivid picture of a future characterized by love, compassion, and liberation.
In her final words to me—for me—Tina Turner expressed her appreciation, stating, “You never imitated me. Instead, you delved deep into your own soul, unearthed your inner Tina, and introduced her to the world.” These profound words will forever resonate within me, a cherished reminder of the transformative power of authenticity. Angela Bassett, who portrayed Turner in the 1993 film “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” will forever hold these words close to her heart, a testament to the indelible impact Tina Turner had on her life and the lives of countless others.
Tina Turner embodied rawness, power, and an unyielding spirit. She was a force to be reckoned with—a woman who fearlessly embraced her true self, unapologetically sharing her truth through both her spoken words and soul-stirring songs. In moments of both joy and pain, triumph and tragedy, she remained authentically herself, leaving an indelible mark on the world.
Today, we stand united with fans across the globe in paying tribute to the Queen of Rock and Roll. Tina Turner’s brilliance shone brightly, and her impact will forever endure. Her light will continue to illuminate our hearts and minds, serving as a timeless inspiration for generations to come. In celebrating her remarkable legacy, we honor an icon whose radiance will never wane..
“Tina Turner’s talent was unparalleled, leaving an everlasting impact on American music. Yet, her personal strength was equally remarkable. Overcoming adversity and even abuse, she forged a career and a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come.” — President Joe Biden expressed in a statement, acknowledging the profound influence and resilience of the late musical icon.
“Rest in peace to one of my all-time favorite artists, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll, Tina Turner. I’ve had the privilege of seeing her perform many times, and without a doubt, she delivered some of the best live shows I’ve ever witnessed. She always gave her audience their money’s worth.” — NBA legend Magic Johnson, sharing a photo with him and Turner, expressed his condolences on Twitter, honoring her unforgettable live performances.
“A cultural icon departs. Safe journey, Anna Mae Bullock. You were truly here.” — Singer Erykah Badu paid her respects on Instagram, recognizing Tina Turner’s status as a cultural icon and acknowledging her enduring presence and impact.