Beyoncé, in a heartfelt tribute on her website, mourns the loss of her “beloved queen,” the iconic Tina Turner. With deep gratitude and admiration, the singer expresses her endless love and appreciation for Turner’s profound inspiration and trailblazing achievements. Beyoncé acknowledges Turner’s strength, resilience, and unrivaled power, describing her as the epitome of passion. She emphasizes the privilege of witnessing Turner’s kindness and beautiful spirit, which will forever endure. Alongside the touching message, a poignant photograph captures the moment when the two artists joined hands and bowed at the 2008 Grammy Awards while performing Turner’s legendary track, “Proud Mary.”
The bond between Beyoncé and Turner goes beyond that singular performance. A resurfaced clip reveals a young Beyoncé eagerly embracing Turner during rehearsals, revealing her childhood dreams of emulating the iconic artist. To Beyoncé, sharing the stage with Turner is nothing short of a dream come true, recognizing Turner as the ultimate role model.
Furthermore, Beyoncé has previously expressed her admiration for Turner during a tribute performance in 2005. At a ceremony honoring Turner with the Kennedy Center Honor, Beyoncé recounted her awe upon witnessing Turner’s powerful presence for the first time. She described Turner as fearless, fabulous, and incredibly powerful, especially praising her remarkable legs.
As news of Turner’s passing spread, many other renowned figures, including Oprah Winfrey, Diana Ross, Elton John, and Martha Stewart, have also paid tribute to her extraordinary life and lasting legacy. Mariah Carey, in an Instagram post, hailed Turner as legendary, iconic, and a true diva, highlighting her immense talent, trailblazing spirit, and inspiring survivor story. Carey believes Turner’s music will continue to inspire generations to come.
Turner, aged 83, passed away at her home near Zurich, Switzerland, following a prolonged illness. Her team announced the sad news and expressed their heartfelt condolences to her family. Turner’s Instagram account shared a poignant post, acknowledging her global influence and the profound impact she made through her music. Her departure leaves a void, but her greatest work, her music, will forever be cherished and celebrated. Tina Turner, a dear friend, will be dearly missed by all.