The soul singer Tina Turner, who died at 83, was remembered by celebrities and admirers.
Beyoncé called her the “epitome of passion and power” and Sir Mick Jagger called her a “wonderful friend” and “enormously talented” performer.
Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey called Turner a “survivor” who endured years of domestic violence.
The Obamas lauded her “singing her truth through joy and pain”.
President Joe Biden praised Turner’s “once-in-a-generation talent” and emphasized that she was a farmer’s daughter.
Wednesday’s PR announcement confirmed the singer’s death. She experienced a stroke and renal problems in recent years, but the cause remained unknown.
She was the Queen of Rock and Roll and a fiery performer.
In the 1950s, she sang with the Ike Turner Revue before returning to solo stardom in the 1980s.
Gloria Gaynor, a US singer, said Turner “paved the way for so many women in rock music, black and white”.
“She did with great dignity and success what very few would even have dared to do in her time and that genre of music.”
Diana Ross was “shocked” and “saddened” by Turner’s death, while Dionne Warwick called her a “eternal ball of energy”.
“I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner,” tweeted Mick Jagger, Turner’s frequent collaborator.
She was a phenomenal vocalist and entertainer. She was hilarious, kind, and encouraging. I’ll never forget her.”
Turner, reared in Tennessee and rock ‘n’ roll, became famous in the 1960s.
She seized a drummer’s microphone during Ike Turner’s interlude and sang.
She sung with the band all night and subsequently married Ike.
“When Ike heard me, he said, ‘My God!'” she told People in 1981. “He couldn’t believe that voice coming out of this frail little body.”
The soul circuit’s most watchable and explosive band, many of their songs were covers.
Turner gave rock and roll favorites like Proud Mary, Get Back, and Whole Lotta Love her distinct rasp and fierce female viewpoint.
“So deeply sad to hear about Tina Turner’s passing,” tweeted Proud Mary author John Fogerty. Loved her Proud Mary! Fantastic and unique. I was thrilled that she selected my song for her breakout record.”
After divorcing Ike Turner in the 1970s, the diva had successes including What’s Love Got To Do With It, Let’s Stay Together, The Best Steamy Windows, Private Dancer, and GoldenEye.