Tina Turner Remembered by Beyoncé, Angela Bassett, Mick Jagger, and More

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Musicians are reacting to the news that rock and soul legend Tina Turner has died. A note shared on Beyoncé’s website said: “My beloved queen. I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. 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. Thank you for all you have done.”

Angela Bassett, who played Turner in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, told The Hollywood Reporter: “How do we say farewell to a woman who owned her pain and trauma and used it as a means to help change the world?”

On Instagram, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O wrote: “It’s so hard to say goodbye 💧would’ve preferred you sticking around forever Tina 🤍you, my very first introduction to a rock Goddess, the sheer power of your irrepressible spirit seared in forever. Thank you and rest easy.”

Others paying tribute to Turner include the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, who said, “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.”

Onstage in Phoenix, Arizona, Lizzo paid tribute to Turner, repeatedly exclaiming, “There would be no rock’n’roll without Tina Turner!” before covering Ike and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”

Brian Wilson, Mariah Carey, the Roots’ Questlove, Janelle Monáe Margo Price, Bethany Cosentino, Ciara, Sheila E., Bette Midler, Garbage, Grandmaster Flash, Michael Warburton, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Bryan Adams, Kid Cudi, the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, City Girls’ JT, Diane Warren, Paloma Faith, Kim Gordon, and the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood have also paid their respects to the late Turner.

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