Remembering Tina Turner: A Legendary Voice That Will Echo Through the Ages
Legendary singer Tina Turner, known for her soul classics and pop hits, including “The Best” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” has passed away at the age of 83. The music icon had been battling various health issues, including cancer, stroke, and kidney failure.
Turner gained fame in the 1960s alongside her husband Ike, with popular songs like “Proud Mary” and “River Deep, Mountain High.” However, she courageously divorced Ike in 1978, freeing herself from an abusive relationship. She then embarked on a highly successful solo career in the 1980s, earning the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll title. Turner’s raunchy and energetic stage performances, coupled with her powerful vocals, captivated audiences worldwide.
The news of her passing was shared on her official Instagram page, where fans celebrated her immense talent and passion for life. The post recognized her profound influence on millions of fans and her role as an inspiration to future stars.
Turner’s incredible contributions to music were honored with numerous awards, including eight Grammy Awards. In 2021, she was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, following her initial induction alongside Ike Turner in 1991. The Hall of Fame praised her for breaking boundaries and expanding the role of Black women in the music industry.
Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died Wednesday at age 83, after “a long illness.”
Her career spanned decades — and her personal story of resilience inspired generations, which she opened up to @GayleKing about in 2018: “I lived through it with no blame.” pic.twitter.com/JKo5MROt4b
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) May 25, 2023
Her longtime manager, Roger Davies, expressed deep admiration for Turner’s strength, energy, and immense talent, highlighting her unwavering self-belief. Tributes poured in from fellow artists, including Gloria Gaynor, Naomi Campbell, Magic Johnson, Kelly Rowland, Ciara, and Debbie Harry. Mick Jagger, the frontman of The Rolling Stones, described Turner as inspiring and generous, while Elton John commended her as one of the most thrilling performers in the world.
Actress Viola Davis celebrated Turner as a symbol of excellence and unapologetic ownership of sexuality. Her legacy lives on through her profound influence on younger artists such as Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monae, and Rihanna.
The world mourns the loss of Tina Turner, a true force of nature. Her music and spirit will continue to resonate for generations to come. Turner’s impact on the music industry and her trailblazing achievements will forever be remembered, solidifying her status as an icon.