Tributes pour in on social media for Tina Turner: “You’re simply the best”
Tributes are pouring in on social media following the death of iconic singer Tina Turner:
NBA legend Magic Johnson called her “one of my favourite artistes of all time.”
“She always gave you your moneys worth,” the athlete said alongside a picture with Turner.
Grammy-winning singer Ciara thanked Turner “for the inspiration you gave us all.”
“Heaven has gained an angel,” she wrote on Twitter with pictures of Turner performing. “Rest in Paradise Tina Turner.”
“I Will Survive” singer Gloria Gaynor spoke to Turner’s trailblazing career in a tribute shared on Twitter.
“I am so, so very sad to hear of the passing of @TinaTurner, the iconic legend who paved the way for so many women in rock music, black and white,” Gaynor wrote. “She did with great dignity & success what very few would even have dared to do in her time and in that genre of music.”
Actor Forest Whitaker said Turner is “simply the best.”
“Tina Turner was an icon, whom we loved for her voice, her dancing, and her spirit,” he said on Twitter. “As we honor her, let’s also reflect on her resilience, and think about all the greatness that can follow our darkest days. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, Tina. You’re simply the best.”
Actress and singer Kelly Rowland expressed love for the singer on Instagram.
“Thank you Queen, for giving us your all!” she captioned a post featuring photos of Turner. “We Love You!!”
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger called Turner his “wonderful friend” and shared pictures on Twitter of the two performing together.
Grammy-winning neo-soul singer Erykah Badu shared the news of Turner’s passing on her Instagram account Wednesday.
“Cultural Icon down. Safe Journey Anna Mae Bullock,” Badu wrote, addressing Turner by her birth name. “You were HERE.”
Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey called Turner “an incredible performer, musician and trailblazer.”
“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,” Carey said on Twitter. “To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Her music will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in Peace, Queen.”
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