Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Joe Biden Hail Tina Turner

By Starrys Obazei | May 25, 2023.
starrys@ddnewsonline.com

Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, and Joe Biden are among those who have paid tribute to Tina Turner, who has died, aged 83.

Beyonce called Turner “my beloved queen” on her website, adding: “I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way, according to Sky News.

“You are strength and resilience, you are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain.

Winfrey’s tribute on Instagram said Turner had been a “real friend” and “our forever goddess of rock ‘n’ roll who contained a magnitude of inner strength that grew throughout her life”.

She added: “Once she claimed her freedom from years of domestic abuse, her life became a clarion call for triumph. I’m grateful for her courage, for showing us what victory looks like wearing Manolos and a leather miniskirt.

“She once shared with me that when her time came to leave this earth, she would not be afraid, but excited and curious. Because she had learned how to live surrounded by her beloved husband Erwin and friends.

“I am a better woman, a better human because her life touched mine. She was indeed simply the best.”

Mr.Joe Biden in a presidential tribute, hailed the singer’s “remarkable” personal strength and said she had “changed America music forever”.

“Before she was the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner was a farmer’s daughter in Tennessee,” he said. “As a child, she sang in the church choir before becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time.

“In addition to being a once-in-a-generation talent that changed American music forever, Tina’s personal strength was remarkable. Overcoming adversity, and even abuse, she built a career for the ages and a life and legacy that were entirely hers.”

TINA TURNER’S MOST STREAMED SONGS IN THE UK

  1. The Best
  2. What’s Love Got To Do With It?
  3. Proud Mary
  4. What’s Love Got To Do With It? (with Kygo)
  5. River Deep Mountain High (with Ike Turner)
  6. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  7. Nutbush City Limits (with Ike Turner)
  8. Private Dancer
  9. It’s Only Love (with Bryan Adams)
  10. Proud Mary (with Ike Turner)

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