Music icon Tina Turner dead at 83

 May 25, 2023

Music industry veteran Tina Turner passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83 at her home near Zurich, Switzerland.

The news was announced by her manager and other outlets following her passing.

The details

"Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock'n Roll' has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland," the Washington Examiner reported.

"With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model," the spokesperson said, per the outlet," it added.

Music greats pay tribute

“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,” Mariah Carey wrote.

“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," she added.

"So deeply sad to hear about Tina Turner's passing… I loved her version of Proud Mary! It was different and fantastic," singer Joh Fogerty tweeted.

"I was also so happy because she chose my song and it was her breakthrough record," she added.

Enduring artist

"Turner became one of her era's most enduring female artists, with smash hits like 'What's Love Got to Do With It?' and memorable movie appearances," ABC News reported. Her top song hit number in 1984 and led to her Grammy award in 1985 for record of the year.

"Rolling Stone once named her 'one of the greatest singers of all time.'"

Turner's impact extended for decades through music and film. Her versions of songs like "Proud Mary" and "Acid Queen," among others, leave behind a legacy that will be listened to by past, present and future fans long after the singer's passing.

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