Simply The Best: Rock Queen Tina Turner Dies At 83…
Written by City Radio on May 25, 2023
Tina Turner, the trailblazing rocker whose powerful voice and imposing stage presence thrilled global audiences for decades, died Wednesday at the age of 83.
Tributes poured in from around the world, with some of music’s biggest names lamenting the loss of a singular and instantly recognizable performer, whose popularity spanned generations.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger — who, legend has it, learned his dance moves from the diva, said the world had lost “an enormously talented performer and singer.”
Bandmate Ronnie Wood called Turner “the Queen Of Rock And Soul and a dear friend.”
Candles and a message are seen layed outside the estate of late singer Tina Turner following the announcement of her death, in Kusnacht on May 25, 2023.
Fans lined up to pay tribute at the wrought iron gates of her huge compound in Kusnacht, on Switzerland’s Lake Zurich, many bearing candles and flowers.
Chateau Algonquin had been the home Turner shared with her German husband Erwin Bach for almost three decades, including when she took Swiss citizenship in 2013, and relinquished her US passport.
“The world has lost an icon,” Swiss President Alain Berset said.
US President Joe Biden paid a pointed tribute to a “once-in-a-generation talent that changed American music forever.”
Biden’s former boss, Barack Obama called her “a star whose light will never fade.”
“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,” America’s first Black president wrote of the star held up as a Black icon.
Reaction to Turner’s death came from across the worlds of music, entertainment and sport.
Angela Bassett, who played the singer in the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It” opposite Laurence Fishburne as Ike, paid emotional tribute to “a woman who owned her pain and trauma and used it as a means to help change the world.”