Celebrities React to the Death of Tina Turner: “What a Life, What a Career”

Tina Turner’s representatives revealed on Wednesday that the renowned musician had died at the age of 83. She has worked with a slew of artists over the course of her career, including Rod Stewart, Barry White, Sting, and, most recently, dance music sensation Kygo. The news of her passing sparked an outpouring of grief on social media, glamsquad reports 


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She was showered with tributes from musicians who were inspired by her work. Ciara said, “Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all.” On her Instagram story, Keke Palmer posted a portrait of the star.

She had a lot of renowned people as fans. Earvin “Magic” Johnson came to Twitter to share a remembrance, a photo of himself smiling with Turner and Elizabeth Taylor during a concert in 1997. “Rest in peace to one of my favourite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock ‘n’ roll Tina Turner,” he wrote. “I’ve seen her many times, and she gave one of the best live performances I’ve ever seen.” She always made sure you got your money’s worth.”

Bill Simmons also weighed in with his thoughts on her career. Tina Turner is a LEGEND. What a life, a career, a return, and an influence. “I hate doing Twitter RIPs, but R I P,” he tweeted. “Also—I think ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ is one of the best songs ever.”

Forest Whitaker, an actor, also spoke about her legacy. “Tina Turner was an icon, whom we loved for her voice, dancing, and spirit,” he wrote. “As we remember her, let us also remember her resilience and all the greatness that can come after our darkest moment

Turner’s work, according to writer Roxane Gay, “always reminded me that you can thrive and life fully and joyfully after great suffering.” In his appreciation, George Takei cleverly referenced a handful of her biggest hits. “A living legend has died. Tina Turner died at the age of 83, he said. “She was our River Deep and our Mountain High, our Heart’s Private Dancer.” She demonstrated that love truly is everything, and that we desperately needed another hero.”

NASA even responded with a pictorial tribute on Twitter. “Unquestionably the greatest. “As the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music legend Tina Turner sparkled across the stage and into millions of hearts,” it added. “Her legacy will live on forever among the stars.”

Turner had a particularly vibrant career in the United Kingdom, where commentators lauded her legacy. Piers Morgan described her as “simply, the best.” In a tweet, LBC’s David Lammy summarised her efforts as an artist and campaigner. “I am deeply saddened by the death of Tina Turner, a life affirming music legend,” he added. “Her music was full of energy, verve, and soul.” Many others were inspired by her narrative of overcoming abuse and adversity. She was a true icon.”


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