Former United States President Barack Obama paid tribute to ‘Queen of Rock n Roll’ Tina Turner.
Glamsquad reported on Wednesday night that the music icon passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday evening, at her residence in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness.
While remembering the singer on his social media accounts, the 61-year-old politician described the late legend as ‘raw’ and ‘powerful.’
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The father of two tweeted
‘She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and 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.’
His statement came hours after President Joe Biden shared a lengthy tribute about the trailblazing rocker’s legacy on The White House’s website.
President Joe Biden’s message reads
‘Before she was the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner was a farmer’s daughter in Tennessee. As a child, she sang in the church choir before becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time’.
‘With 12 Grammy Awards, she was the only woman to win in the pop, rock, and R&B categories, a signal of her versatility, creativity, and broad appeal. Millions flocked to her concerts. Her high-octane dance performances were legendary. And her iconic hits – including Proud Mary, The Best, What’s Love Got to Do with It – continue to be treasured, and sung at full volume, by generations of fans.’
The Scranton native went on to call Turner a ‘once-in-a-generation talent that changed American music forever’ before praising her ‘remarkable’ personal strength.
‘Overcoming adversity, and even abuse, she built a career for the ages and a life and legacy that were entirely hers’.
‘Jill and I send our love and prayers to her husband Erwin, the rest of the Turner family, and fans around the world who are mourning today for the woman they agree was ‘simply the best.’
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