Tributes flow for Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner

Celebrities and fans have paid tribute to Tina Turner, after the death aged 83 of the soul star behind hits like The Best and What’s Love Got to Do With It.

Beyoncé called her the “epitome of passion and power”, and was joined by Sir Mick Jagger and other stars in saluting Turner’s musical legacy.

Beyoncé performed with Turner at the 2008 Grammy Awards

The late performer was also lauded by Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey for overcoming years of domestic abuse.

The Obamas praised her for “singing her truth through joy and pain”.

They were joined by current US President Joe Biden, who noted that Turner had started life as a farmer’s daughter and hailed her “once-in-a-generation talent”

The singer, whose death in Switzerland was announced on Wednesday, had suffered a number of health issues in recent years.

Turner and Jagger performed together at Live Aid in 1985

US singer Gloria Gaynor said Turner “paved the way for so many women in rock music, black and white”.

Another contemporary, Diana Ross, said she was “shocked” and “saddened” by Turner’s death.

Sir Mick also said he was saddened by the death of his “wonderful friend”.

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