Tina Turner died aged 83 at home in Switzerland from natural causes.
The news was confirmed to Daily Mail. This comes after her representatives announced the news on May 24 with a statement to PA.
‘Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock’n Roll” has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,’ it read.
‘With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.’
In 2016, Turner was diagnosed with intestinal cancer and wrote in her memoir that she considered assisted suicide.
The singer was most known for hits including The Best and Proud Mary, and boasted a music career spanning six decades.
Throughout her career and her ascension to the title of Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Turner sold more than 100million records across the globe, as well as winning 12 Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Tributes have been shared by many around the globe for the artist, whose real name was Anna Mae Bullock.
Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger took to Instagram to pay tribute to the late star, calling her ‘inspiring, warm, funny and generous’.
He wrote: ‘I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. 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.’
Oprah Winfrey had some incredibly touching words, as she posted pictures of the pair together over the years and documented how they became ‘real friends’.
The TV icon wrote of Turner’s ‘magnitude of inner strength’ and how she was a ‘role model’ and her life was a ‘call for triumph’.
Taking to Instagram, she said: ‘I started out as a fan of Tina Turner, then a full-on groupie, following her from show to show around the country, and then, eventually, we became real friends.
‘She is our forever goddess of rock ‘n’ roll who contained a magnitude of inner strength that grew throughout her life. She was a role model not only for me but for the world. She encouraged a part of me I didn’t know existed.’
Beyoncé shared a photo from their Grammys duet, and switched up her website so that herself and Tina on stage 15 years ago is now the first image fans see.
‘My beloved queen. I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration and all the ways you have paved the way’, she wrote.
‘You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion.
‘We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.’
NASA left Turner fans in tears with ‘spectacular’ tribute to legend whose ‘legacy will forever live among the stars.’
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