The legendary singer Tina Turner died at the age of 83 on Wednesday in her Zurich, Switzerland. She was suffering from a long illness with intestinal cancer over a period of time.
Tina Turner came from a farming community and abusive relationships to become the “Top recording Artist of all time.” She began her career during the 50s, during the early stages of rock ‘n’ roll.
Know as the “Queen of Rock n Roll,” Turner won six Grammys in the 1980s. Back in 1988, her concert in Rio de Janeiro was attended by 180,000 people, which still remains among the largest audience in a concert by an individual performer.
With the news of the passing, prominent personalities paid their tributes to the legendary singer.
Barack Obama said,
“Tina Turner as raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself – speaking ans singing her truth 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.”
Mick Jagger said,
“I’m so 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 so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”