Tina Turner, the trailblazing rocker whose powerful voice and imposing stage presence thrilled global audiences for decades, died Wednesday at the age of 83.
Tributes poured in from around the world, with some of music’s biggest names lamenting the loss of a singular and instantly recognizable performer, whose popularity spanned generations.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger who, legend has it, learned his dance moves from the diva, said the world had lost “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.” Bandmate Ronnie Wood called Turner “the Queen Of Rock And Soul and a dear friend.”
Fans lined up to pay tribute at the wrought iron gates of her huge compound in Kusnacht, on Switzerland’s Lake Zurich, many bearing candles and flowers.