Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock’n Roll, has died. She was 83.
According to a statement from Turner’s publicist Bernard Doherty, Turner “died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.”
A statement was also shared on Turner’s official Facebook page: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the statement said. “With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
Following the announcement, many singers, songwriters and musicians went to social media to express their condolences.
Mick Jagger, who previously collaborated with Turner, shared: “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.” (Mick Jagger and Turner released “State of Shock” in 1984, which peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100.)
Stephanie Mills wrote in an Instagram post: “I am heartbroken to see that one of my idols have passed. She paved the way for so many of us in the industry.”
Gladys Knight shared, “Tina was an inspiration to all people and particularly, all women. She was a fierce force of nature and gave us all hope. May she Rest in Peace.”