Tina Turner Remembered as a Trailblazer of Music

Tributes from around the world follow the sad news of Tina Turner’s passing overnight.

The Queen of Rock and Roll is said to have died peacefully at her home in Switzerland after battling a long illness.

The legendary singer is known by millions of adorning fans worldwide for her illustrious repertoire of hits which she belted out with a one-of-a-kind voice. 

“The Best,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Private Dancer,” “Better Be Good to Me,” and “Proud Mary.”

Fellow soul singer Gladys Knight said she was an inspiration to all people, particularly women.

“She was a fierce force of nature and gave us all hope,” said Knight.

Sir Elton John said that she was ‘untouchable.’

“We have lost one of the world’s most exciting and electric performers. A total legend on record and on stage,” John posted on Instagram.

Her infamous marriage with Ike Turner inspired the 1993 film, “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” starring Angela Bassett as Turner. 

Turner’s legacy will live on through music. Inducted as a solo artist into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 and with former husband Ike in 1991, a winner of seven Grammy awards, and several other rankings and recognitions cement her as one of the most influential figures in music.

Turner was 83.