The music world mourns the loss of a true legend, Tina Turner, whose extraordinary talent and spirit blazed a trail for generations of artists. Turner, known as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” passed away peacefully at the age of 83 at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness, which she and her circle tried to keep under wraps. Her representative’s statement described her as a music legend and a role model, and rightly so.
Turner’s impact on the music industry is immeasurable. With her fiery, gritty voice and electrifying stage presence, she became an icon of rock and soul music. Her powerful vocals and captivating performances defined classics such as “River Deep — Mountain High,” “Proud Mary,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Better Be Good to Me,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),” and “The Best.” These songs not only topped charts but also inspired countless artists to follow in her footsteps.
So many musical legends have come out and spoken about Turner and the impact that she has made. Beatles star, Ringo Starr took the time to put out a passionate statement on the late icon.
Ringo stated on Instagram: “God bless Tina Turner, peace and love to all her family Ringo, peace and love.”
Fans then rushed the comments to ask Ringo to please stay around for at least another ten years.
Tina Turner’s influence extends far beyond her music. She embodied strength, courage, and authenticity, breaking free from a tumultuous personal life to reclaim her own identity and soar to unimaginable heights. Her impact on popular culture is undeniable, as she paved the way for future divas like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Jazmine Sullivan, and Annie Lennox.
As we bid farewell to Tina Turner, let us remember her as a true icon, a trailblazer, and a source of inspiration. Her music will continue to resonate with not just us as fans, but the artists who have spawned ideas from her legacy of tunes.