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Tributes pour in for legendary singer Tina Turner after her death at her home in Switzerland at 83

News of Tina Turner’s death on Wednesday led to an outpouring of grief and tributes from her adoring fans and grieving friends.

The legendary hitmaker died earlier in the day at her home in Switzerland, her publicist revealed, though a cause of death was not initially revealed.

‘I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly and enormously talented performer and singer,’ he gushed. ‘She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.’

He included a photo of the two singing his Jacksons collaboration State Of Shock and the classic Rolling Stones tune It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) in Philadelphia at a 1985 Live Aid performance.

Another black-and-white photo that appeared to date from the 1970s featured Jagger playfully leaning against Turner, who sizzled in leather pants and ocelot-print boots. 

Angela Bassett, who starred as Turner in the 1993 film What’s Love Got To Do With It — which featured Laurence Fishburne as her musical collaborator and abusive husband Ike Turner — spoke to Deadline to remember her time with the iconic entertainer.

‘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?’ she said in a statement. ‘Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her, Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like.

‘Her final words to me — for me — were “You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world,”‘ she continued. ‘I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days. 

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