Shirley Bassey and Naomi Campbell lead tributes to Tina Turner after stars death

The 'queen of rock 'n' roll' Tina Turner passed away on Wednesday aged 83.

Tina died peacefully at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland after a long illness, a statement confirmed.

Since the news broke this evening, tributes have been flooding in from right around the entertainment industry to the Proud Mary singer.

Dame Shirley Bassey took to Instagram to pay tribute to the singer sharing an old picture of them together she said: "Tina and I were friends during the golden age of Pop, Rock & Roll!"

The Welsh singer added: "She really gave it her everything and was a fantastic performer. I'm deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace."

Naomi Campbell paid tribute to The Best singer saying: "Rest in Peace & Power THE QUEEN , LEGEND, ICON. There will never be another. Cherish my times with you.”

Singer Paloma Faith praised Tina Turner as being one of her “greatest influences and inspirations”.

On Instagram Paloma said: “I can’t even begin. Really, I can’t. Tina, you were probably one of my greatest influences and inspirations.

"I grew up with you in the background of my childhood and all through my time learning my craft I always returned to you.

“I am forever grateful I saw you live several times. I am forever in awe of your soul fire and energy. No one comes close.

“Thank you for all the gifts you gave me, and us, as women, to be empowered and stand up for ourselves and be counted by turning our pain into a force of nature. You really were incredible… RIP”.

Sarah Jessica Parker also took to Instagram to pay tribute to the singer saying: "Simply the best. RIP Ms. Turner. I loved and love you. Thank you. Godspeed. X, SJ."

Women’s Aid have also paid tribute to Tina Turner, who recently supported the UK domestic abuse charity during the fifth anniversary of Tina, the West End musical.

They said: "We are so sad to hear that Tina Turner has passed away today, following long-term illness.

"A survivor of domestic abuse who went on to inspire other women, and recently chose to support Women’s Aid for the 5th anniversary of @TinaTheMusical, she will always be #SimplyTheBest ."

Singer Rick Astley has said that Tina Turner is “one of the greats" as he paid tribute to her saying: "What a woman, what a life, what a voice! One of the GREATS! Such sad news. R.I.P."

The Rolling Stones’ Sir Mick Jagger, who duetted with Tina Turner during Live Aid in 1985 has shared his sadness at the news.

He wrote on Instagram: "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."

Bryan Adams has shared his own tribute saying Tina Turner was “one hell of a powerhouse woman” as he recalled the time the pair had spent together.

He said: "RIP @tinaturner. The world just lost one hell of a powerhouse woman. I’ll be forever grateful for the time we spent together on tour, in the studio and as friends.

"Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your incredible voice. My condolences to her husband Erwin and Tina’s family. It’s Only Love … and that’s all."

Roger Davies was Tina Turner’s manager for 30 years, and he had paid tribute to the star, saying: "Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent.

"From the first day I met her in 1980, she believed in herself completely when few others did at that time.

"It was a privilege and an honour to have been a close friend as well as her manager for more than 30 years. I will miss her deeply."


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