Tributes flow for Tina Turner – Queen of Rock, icon and survivor

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Tributes have flowed for US rock legend and soul superstar Tina Turner after she died at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83.

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger called Turner “my wonderful friend”.

“She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer,” he posted to Twitter. “She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”

Jagger’s tribute featured four photos, including the pair performing together. Turner reportedly taught the Rolling Stones frontman how to move on stage.

Ronnie Wood, Jagger’s bandmate, tweeted that Turner was “a dear friend to our family”.

Actor Mia Farrow shared two images of the rock icon with a simple sentence: “The magnificent Tina Turner has left us.”

American author Stephen King keeps things short and sharp, writing “Tina Turner: Simply the best.”

American singer and occasional actress Diana Ross posted a tribute, writing “shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones.”

Basketball legend Magic Johnson said the late performer “created the blueprint” for other great entertainers like Janet Jackson and Beyonce.

“Her legacy will continue on through all high-energy performing artists,” he wrote.

Turner’s influence even reached the stars, as NASA posted a tribute to the superstar.

A spokesperson for US President Joe Biden called the singer’s death “incredibly sad news” and a massive loss to the communities who loved her and the music industry.

Comedian John Cleese tweeted a video of himself and Turner performing a comedy piece.

Cleese said he was “very sad to hear about the passing of Tina Turner. Her talent was beyond measure.”

Canadian singer Bryan Adams, who paired with Turner on the 1985 single It’s Only Love, said “the world just lost one hell of a powerhouse of a woman”.

“Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world, for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your voice,” Adams said on Twitter.

Actor Elijah Wood wrote a tribute saying Turner was “a force of nature and a legend.”

American singer and songwriter Ciara shared a tribute saying “heaven has gained an angel” with two photos of Turner performing.

“Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all,” Ciara wrote.

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