Tributes have been paid to music legend Tina Turner, who passed away aged 83.
The singer passed away, having battled with several health issues over the years, including being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016, and undergoing a kidney transplant a year later.
Having forged a music career performing with her husband Ike Turner, the duo released tracks such as 'Proud Mary' and ‘River Deep, Mountain High’.
After suffering from years of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband Ike, Tina left him in 1976. Their divorce was finalised two years later. Following this, Tina Turner enjoyed a hugely successful solo career, which yielded 8 Grammy Awards, and a Hall of Fame induction in 2021.
Following her death, a myriad of tributes were paid to the 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll', Tina Turner.
Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry described Tina Turner as a “benefactor of the energy, creativity and talents of Tina Turner”, adding “A woman who started in rural Nutbush, TN cotton fields and worked her way to the very top. Tina was a great inspiration to me when I was starting out and remains so to this day. Love you Tina. RIP”.
"I was a benefactor of the energy, creativity and talents of Tina Turner. A woman who started in rural Nutbush, TN cotton fields and worked her way to the very top. Tina was a great inspiration to me when I was starting out and remains so to this day. Love you Tina. RIP.” —DH pic.twitter.com/2sqg0biujc— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) May 24, 2023
The Rolling Stones pair Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood also paid moving tributes to their "wonderful friend" via social media.
I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner.— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) May 24, 2023
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. pic.twitter.com/TkG5VrdxXO
🙏💕God bless you Tina, the Queen Of Rock And Soul and a dear friend to our family. Love and prayers to all of Tina’s family, friends and loved ones #tinaturner @tinaturner pic.twitter.com/BUNBAdsCKl— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) May 24, 2023
Elton John also took to Instagram to pay homage to Turner.
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Dreadful news that the wonderful Tina Turner has passed away, I love her music and on stage she was wonderful.She will be sadly missed R.I.P Tina and thanks for the great music you gave us. pic.twitter.com/BlVGATteO3— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) May 24, 2023
farewell you fabulous woman ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9oZDPymVge— Kim Wilde (@kimwilde) May 24, 2023
Really sad to hear this. Rest in eternity Tina Turner . An inspiration, an incredible artist and forever loved . pic.twitter.com/VMWgrGAEzJ— simone marie (@simonemarie4) May 24, 2023
Tina Turner could perform any song and make it better than it was before. A total star pic.twitter.com/p2ysJ2HPVm— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) May 24, 2023
My darling Tina Turner. I’ve been loving you so long. So much to thank you for. Love you eternally. Can’t believe this awful news. Can’t believe you are gone. Sx— Garbage (@garbage) May 24, 2023
Icon. pic.twitter.com/Nl5T8cN0v9— GORILLA (@thisisgorilla) May 24, 2023