Music lovers across the globe are in shock as the news of the popular singer Tina Turner went viral on social media platforms. Aged 83, the Queen of Rock n Roll passed away after battling a long illness. She took her last breath at her residence in Zurich, Switzerland. The passing away of Tina Turner has prompted her fans to write countless messages of condolences on a plethora of social media platforms. Not just fans, several eminent personalities from all walks of lives have also paid their condolences to the eminent singer.
Born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner rose to prominence performing with her husband Ike Turner in the 1960s before overcoming the abusive marriage to become a chart-topping solo artist. Over her six-decade-long career, Turner sold more than 180 million albums and won 12 Grammy Awards. She was known for her riveting live performances and iconic songs such as “Private Dancer”, “The Best”, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “Proud Mary”.
Stars from all around the world paid tribute to the music legend, including Mick Jagger, Barack Obama, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Christina Aguilera. Jagger shared on Twitter his memorable moments with Turner and how she helped him when he was young. Obama praised Turner’s raw and unapologetic talent, while Mariah Carey admired her as a survivor and inspiration to women everywhere. President Biden lauded Tina’s personal strength and her remarkable rise in the music industry despite adversity and abuse.
Lauding Tina’s rise in the world of music despite all odds, President Biden added, “Tina’s personal strength was remarkable. Overcoming adversity, and even abuse, she built a career for the ages and a life and legacy that were entirely hers. 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 agree was “simply the best.”
Iconic rapper, Nicki Minaj wrote, “Omg, I just saw that Tina Turner passed. Legend and Icon and that don’t even scratch the surface. May she rest in perfect peace and may her legacy of brilliance and resilience live on forever.”
With her passing, the music world has lost a true icon and a role model. Tina Turner’s legacy of brilliance and resilience will continue to inspire generations to come.
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