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Family, Friends, and Fans, React to the Death of Tina Turner

Tina Turner performs during a concert at the Felt Forum on November 25, 1969 in New York City, New York.

Photo by Walter Iooss Jr. via Getty Images.

Generations of Fans and Peers React to the Death of Tina Turner

From Beyoncé to Mariah Carey to Erykah Badu, Mick Jagger, Barack Obama, and beyond, tributes to the late Tina Turner have poured in since the announcement of the singer's death on Wednesday, May 24th.

Just an hour or so ago, the world was informed of the death of Tina Turner. The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and actress, reportedly passed at her home today in Küsnacht, Switzerland after a long battle with an unnamed illness. She was 83 years old.

Within moments of the announcement, social media was inundated with memorials, tributes, and remembrances, from generations of fans, both marquee and pedestrian. "The King & Queen. She was everything," wrote a mournful Questlove on Instagram. "Cultural icon down. Safe journey Anna Mae Bullock," said Erykah Badu in her own post. Even some of the singer's peers and contemporaries have offered a few words on her passing. "She was truly 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," says Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, in a rare dispatch on Twitter.

“How do we say farewell to a woman who owned her pain and trauma and used it as a means to help change the world?," asked Oscar-nominee, Angela Bassett, in a statement via Hollywood Reporter. Bassett portrayed the singer in the 1993 biopic, What's Love Got To With It?, which was based on Turner's 1986 memoir, I, Tina. " I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion," wrote Beyoncé in a touching statement posted on her website.

Turner was a somewhat reclusive figure for the last two decades. In 2013, she notoriously relinquished her US citizenship and lived out the rest of her life with husband, Erwin Bach, in Switzerland, where she was diagnosed and treated for intestinal cancer in 2016 and underwent a kidney transplant (donated by her husband,) the following year. It's unclear if either of those health bouts contributed to her passing.

Scroll through some of the reactions to the death of Tina Turner below.