Saying Goodbye to Tina Turner

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Rock-legend Tina Turner passed away at age 83 this Wednesday. Fans mourn the loss of this staple figure in the music industry, and stars are beginning to say their goodbyes to Tina Turner. Turner’s representatives say she died peacefully in her home in Switzerland near Zurich. Her team announced the star’s passing on her Instagram with this heartbreaking caption;

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to our dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.

Instagram caption for the Instagram announcement of Tina Turners passing.

The Legacy of Tina Turner

Tina Turner was a decorated musician that left huge waves and impacts in the industry. She personally won 6 Grammy awards, had dozens of songs be in the Top 100, and much more. Perhaps one of the most memorable moments in her career happened at the Live Aid concert in 1985. Turner had very close ties with rock legends Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, and she regularly opened and toured with the band. During this special performance, the stars were singing “State of Shock/It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The pair were lively and performing with such energy, and then Mick Jagger undoes Turners skirt for an outfit reveal. The moment was legendary.

Turner was featured in the 4-part documentary-series about The Rolling Stones, something you can read more about here. Mick Jagger himself posted on Instagram, saying goodbye to Tina Turner. He says,

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.

Instagram caption for Mick Jagger saying goodbye to Tina Turner.

We remember Tina Turner as a turning point in music – someone who inspired everyone around her and demonstrated strength in adversity. She had a decorated career and will carry through history as one of the greats.

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