Tina Turner, one of rock's greatest vocalists and magnetic performers, has died at the age of 83. Her spokesperson said: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
The US-born performer was one of rock’s iconic singers, noted for her powerful stage presence and singles including The Best, Proud Mary, Private Dancer and What’s Love Got to Do With It. Among the first to pay tribute were Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, and Giorgio Armani.
“She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer,” said Rolling Stones frontman Jagger. “She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”
Turner had battled intestinal cancer and had a stroke, and she revealed in 2018 that her husband had given a kidney to save her life while she considered assisted suicide.