Celebrity News May 24, 2023
Tina Turner: Stars React to Singer’s Death
Tina Turner died Wednesday following a long illness, and now the stars are paying tribute to the 83-year-old Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.
Read some of the reactions from her fellow performers below:
Angela Bassett, who played Turner in the 1993 film "What's Love Got to Do with It," told "Extra" in a statement, "How do we say farewell to a woman who owned 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 stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her, Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like. Her final words to me - for me - were 'You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world.' I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days. I am honored to have known Tina Turner. I am humbled to have helped show her to the world. So on today, while we mourn the loss of this iconic voice and presence, she gave us more than we could have ever asked. She gave us her whole self. And Tina Turner is a gift that that will always be "simply the best." Angels, sing thee to thy rest…Queen."
Beyoncé, who performed with Turner in 2005, wrote her website, “My beloved queen, I love you endlessly,” Beyoncé's message began. “I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”
Oprah praised Turner her as an inspiration, writing, "Once she claimed her freedom from years of domestic abuse, her life became a clarion call for triumph. I'm grateful for her courage, for showing us what victory looks like wearing Manolo's and a leather miniskirt.
Diana Ross posted, "Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones."
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, who performed with Turner many times, including at 1985's Live Aid, tweeted, “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.”
Tina's "It's Only Love" duet partner Bryan Adams honored her with the message, "RIP @tinaturner The world just lost one hell of a powerhouse woman. I'll be forever grateful for the time we spent together on tour, in the studio and as friends. Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your incredible voice. My condolences to her husband Erwin and Tina's family. It's Only Love...and that's all. #tinaturner.”
Queen of Pop Madonna shared in her Instagram Story an image from a Rolling Stone cover she shared with Turner in 1997, writing, "Thank You Tina Turner!! You Paved the Way for so Many Women! God Bless You!!"
Mariah Carey reflected, "The words legendary, iconic, diva, and superstar are often overused and yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many more - an incredible performer, musician and trailblazer. To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Her music will continue to inspire generations to come."
"What a woman, what a life, what a warrior!!!" Alicia Keys said. "The songs you sang gave us courage to step out and be our full selves. You are a fierce force as a woman and a performer! All of these things have been beacons of light for not only me, but all the people around the world finding ourselves and our fearlessness, through our vulnerability!!"
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Gloria Estefan posted, "Hail to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll @tinaturner ,who leaves us with decades of hits, showed an abundance of strength, was the archetype for energy & talent and one of the sweetest & most humble humans I’ve had the privilege of knowing. May she Rest in the Power that she exemplified! 😢💔👏❤️"
Chaka Khan honored Tina turner as a rule-breaker: "Tina Turner had an album titled BREAK EVERY RULE - that summed up her life & career. She did not let any “rules” or labels stop her. She may have left this plane, but her spirit & voice are immortal."
Martha Stewart shared a photo of herself in bed with Tina and wrote, "We loved Tina Turner. Goddess, Performer, Wonder Woman ! We will miss her so much!!!!!!!!!"
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Viola Davis paid tribute with the message, "Iconic. Beautiful. A survivor. Brilliance. Our first symbol of excellence and unbridled ownership of sexuality!! You were my childhood. Oh man!!! God is getting an angel today!!! Rest well Ms. Tina Turner. We will bask in your legacy!!!"
Ciara tweeted, “Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in Paradise Tina Turner. Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all.”
Chloe Bailey posted, "RIP Tina Turner. My heart is broken. You have inspired me so much."
Naomi Campbell wrote, "REST in Peace & Power THE QUEEN , LEGEND, ICON . There will never be another. Cherish my times with you 😢😢💔."
Diane Warren called her a "survivor and a badass," adding, "Every note she sang shook the room and shook your soul. There will never be another like her. Shake the roof off of Heaven Tina Turner🎤🔥💔."
Garbage singer Shirley Manson posted on Twitter, “My darling Tina Turner. I’ve been loving you so long. So much to thank you for. Love you eternally. Can’t believe this awful news. Can’t believe you are gone.”
Jennifer Aniston wrote on Instagram Stories, "Rest in peace beautiful legend 💔."
Sarah Jessica Parker posted, "Simply the best. RIP Ms. Turner. I loved and love you. Thank you. Godspeed. X, SJ."
Rosario Dawson commented, "Rejoice In Paradise Queen. Legends Never Die. Rest In Power."
Questlove shared, "Long Live The Queen, Long Live The King, Long Live Tina Turner."
Sheila E wrote, "Tina was the Queen of Rock n Roll. It was an honor and pleasure to meet u, work with u and learn from u. God bless u my friend 🙏🏽💖."