Tributes pour in for Queen of Rock 'n' Roll Tina Turner

Tributes pour in for Queen of Rock 'n' Roll Tina Turner

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 25/05/2023
Photo:LA Times

Tributes have flowed for US rock legend and soul superstar Tina Turner after she died at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83.

One of Turner's most well-known contemporaries, Diana Ross, has paid tribute to the singer.

Sharing a picture of her and Turner in black dresses, the singer says she is "shocked" and "saddened" by the news.

Actress Viola Davis praised Tina Turner as the "first symbol of excellence" in a tribute.

Basketball legend Magic Johnson said the late performer “created the blueprint” for other great entertainers like Janet Jackson and Beyoncé.

Brian Wilson, the co-founder of hugely successful US group The Beach Boys, said he was "so sorry" to hear the news.

Turner rose to fame alongside husband Ike in the 1960s with songs including Proud Mary and River Deep, Mountain High.

She divorced the abusive Ike in 1978, and went on to find even greater success as a solo artist in the 1980s.

Source: BBC

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