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Tina Turner was one of music’s biggest icons. She helped influence and pave the way for countless artists during her decades-long career. tina-turner-dies-at-83 (May 24) at age 83, Turner lives on through her incredible music catalog and her legacy of towering strength and courage.

Many people took to social media to pay tribute to the legendary singer. Below are just some of the notable messages from other figures in the music/entertainment world and beyond.

  • Diana Ross

    “Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones.”

  • Mick Jagger

    “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.”

  • Debbie Harry

    “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.”

  • John Fogerty

    “So deeply sad to hear about Tina Turner’s passing… I loved her version of Proud Mary! It was different and fantastic. I was also so happy because she chose my song and it was her breakthrough record.”


    “The NAACP mourns the loss of the queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner, whose pioneering artistry and triumphant life story have inspired millions for decades. Her impact will be felt for generations to come in the music industry and beyond. #RestInPower”

  • Ronnie Wood

    “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.”

  • Geezer Butler

    “Sad to hear of Tina Turner passing. I saw her on her first major tour, supporting The Rolling Stones at Birmingham Odeon on 1966 & became an instant fan. RIP.”

  • Billy Corgan

    “RIP to the legendary Tina Turner.”

  • Live Nation

    “Tina Turner’s powerful voice and electrifying performances have and will continue to stand the test of time. Her passing is a great loss but her legacy will forever be felt across the music industry and by the millions of fans and artists she has impacted throughout her career.”

  • John Cleese

    “Very sad to hear about the passing of Tina Turner. Her talent was beyond measure.”

  • Maria Shriver

    “Tina Turner was iconic, talented, and fierce. What a journey. What a life, filled with great highs and great lows. She left an abusive marriage. She found love again. She made her way in this world, selling millions of albums. She became a mother, she experienced terrible sadness, and she still kept going. She brought joy to so many, even when she was experiencing such tragedy. I’ve always admired her. I first met her as a teenager and followed her throughout her inspiring life. May we honor Tina, and may we continue to play her music loudly and dance!”

  • Ciara

    “Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in Paradise Tina Turner. Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all.”

  • Forest Whitaker

    “Tina Turner was an icon, whom we loved for her voice, her dancing, and her spirit. 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.”

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph

    “This hits hard!”

  • NASA

    “Simply the best. Music legend Tina Turner sparkled across the stage and into millions of hearts as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her legacy will forever live among the stars.”

  • Dan Rather

    “Tina Turner. Icon and Queen of Rock and Roll. A life of triumph and power, in voice, spirit, and impact. May she rest in peace. This one hits hard.”

  • Library of Congress

    “A flower for Tina. This 1962 Ernest Withers photo of Tina Turner, currently on display at the Library’s Not An Ostrich photography exhibition, is larger than life. Just like she was. May she rest in peace.”

  • Magic Johnson

    “Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll Tina Turner. I’ve seen her many many times and hands down, she gave one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. She always gave you your moneys worth.”

  • Diane Warren

    “A Survivor and a Badass. Every note she sang shook the room and shook your soul. There will never be another like her. Shake the roof off of Heaven Tina Turner.”

  • Kurt Loder

    “RIP #TinaTurner: Simply the best.”

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  • Stevie Van Zandt

    “RIP Tina Turner. One of our greatest RocknSoul voices, performers, and stories. She lives forever in the Underground Garage.”

  • George Takei

    “A true legend has passed. Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. She was our River Deep and our Mountain High, the Private Dancer in our hearts. She showed us that love really does has everything to do with it, and that we really did need another hero. And she was it. Rest now, Proud Mary. Raise your voice high in the heavens. You were always simply The Best.”