Tina Turner, the trailblazing singer whose strong voice, explosive stage presence, and personal tale of victory captivated worldwide audiences for decades, received tributes on Thursday.
Turner, an instantly recognizable performer whose appeal transcended generations, died at the age of 83 on Wednesday at her home in a posh Swiss suburb.
Presidents, fellow musicians, and fans paid tribute to an electrifying artist whose fame transcended generations and whose tale of surviving domestic violence touched many people across the world.
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.
“Someone like this should live forever,” said Barbara Burkhalter, who came to pay her respects on Thursday.
Turner had lived in Chateau Algonquin with her German spouse Erwin Bach for nearly three decades, including when she took Swiss citizenship in 2013, giving up her US passport.
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