Rod Stewart ‘devastated’ by death of ‘friend and mentor’ Tina Turner in heartbreaking post

Tina Turner left a lasting impact on many stars in the music industry, including Sir Rod Stewart, 78, who dueted with the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ on their hit song It Takes Two .

After hearing the heartbreaking news of Tina’s death at the age of 83, Rod didn’t hesitate to take to Twitter to pay tribute to his “friend and mentor”.

In the heartfelt post, Sir Rod shared a photo of himself and Tina behind the scenes.

The Maggie May hitmaker wrote in reference to their famous 60s collaboration: “I am devastated, what a woman!

“A friend and a mentor – ‘It takes two’ – but there was only one Tina Turner.”

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In the snap shared by Sir Rod, the Scottish singer wore a bright orange blazer, while Tina looked glam in a halter top.

The couple seemed to share a chuckle, as Tina could be seen grinning from ear to ear as Sir Rod pointed at the camera.

A spokesperson for Tina confirmed the sad news of her death on Wednesday.

They said of the star, whose incredible musical career spanned five decades: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n Roll’ died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness at his home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.”

“With her, the world loses a music legend and role model.

“Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA.

“She rose to fame in the late 60’s as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, but later achieved worldwide success as a solo artist.

“With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner delighted millions of fans and inspired many artists of the following generations.”

The statement concluded: “Global hits like ‘What’s Love Got To Do With it’, ‘Private Dancer’ and ‘The Best’, over 180 million albums sold, 12 Grammy Awards and more than three decades of stadium tours sold-out shows around the world are just part of his unique legacy.

“There will be a private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family.

“Please respect his family’s privacy at this difficult time. Further press inquiries will not be answered.”

Source of data and images:daily-express

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