A collection of tributes poured in Wednesday from musicians, actors and athletes following the death of music superstar Tina Turner.
“I am very saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny, and generous. She helped me a lot when she was young and I will never forget her”. – said Mick jagger On Instagram. Turner performed with Jagger during one show in 1985 and toured with the band in the ’60s.
“We have lost one of the most exciting and electric artists in the world. A true legend on the record and on stage. She was untouchable. Condolences to Erwin and his family. The saddest news. – said Elton John On Instagram.
“How do we say goodbye to a woman who took ownership of her pain and trauma and used it as a means to help change the world? Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to staying the course of her life no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and others like her, Tina Turner he showed others that he lived in fear of what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like. Her last words to me, to me, were: “You never imitated me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed it to the world.” I will keep these words close to my heart for the rest of my days.” — Angela Bassett, who played Turner in the 1993 film “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
“Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was herself, unapologetically, speaking and singing the truth of her through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy. Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade.” – The ex-president Barack ObamaOn twitter.
“In addition to being a once-in-a-generation talent that changed American music forever, Tina’s personal strength was remarkable. Overcoming adversity and even abuse, she built a career to go down in history and a life and legacy that was entirely her own.” – President Joe Bidenit’s a statement.
“Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll Tina Turner. I have seen her many, many times and without a doubt, she gave one of the best live shows I have ever seen. She always gave you your money’s worth. — NBA legend magic johnsonwho posted a photo with him and Turner on Twitter.
Fallen cultural icon. Have a safe trip, Anna Mae Bullock. You were here.” — said the singer Erykah Badu On Instagram.
“Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in paradise Tina Turner. Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all.” -she said the singer Ciara On twitter.
“What a woman, what a life, what a warrior!!! The day I met you Mrs. Tina, she couldn’t believe that she was in the presence of the greatness of her!! (Thanks to my big sister @oprah!) I have to celebrate and thank you for all the love you have showered around her. The songs you sang gave us courage to step up and be ourselves. You are a fierce force as a woman and as an artist! All of these things have been beacons of light not only for me, but for all people around the world, finding ourselves and our courage, through our vulnerability!!” – said Alicia Keys On Instagram.
“The best rocker. Best performer. The most deeply sexy woman. What dynamite, what history, what heroin. Always an energetic inspiration for me, always taking advantage of the source. Tina forever. Man. I have always been in awe of her and the infinite power.” — Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he said on Instagram.
“A survivor and a badass. Every note he sang would shake the room and rock your soul. There will never be another like her. Shake the roof of Heaven Tina Turner.” – said the music Diane Warren On twitter.
“Tina Turner was iconic, talented and fierce. What trip! What a life, full of great ups and downs. She left an abusive marriage. She found love again. She made her way in this world, selling millions of albums. She became a mother, experienced terrible sadness, and still she moved on. She brought joy to so many, even when she was experiencing such tragedy. I have always admired her. I met her when she was a teenager and followed her through her inspiring life. May we honor Tina and continue to blast her music and dance!” — said the actress Maria Shriver On twitter.