Music icon Tina Turner has died after a long illness. The world is in shock. The reactions to the death of Tina Turner.
Thomas Gottschalk: “She was a powerful woman”
The presenter Thomas Gottschalk paid tribute to Tina Turner after her death. “She was a power woman … One of the first and one of the last!” Wrote the 73-year-old on Instagram on Wednesday evening. “One of her songs was called ‘I Might Have Been Queen'”. In addition, the entertainer presented a picture from earlier years with Tina Turner on stage. She died at the age of 83, according to her management.
Turner was also a guest on Gottschalk’s ZDF show “Wetten, dass…?”. Unforgotten is the performance when the world star danced a Viennese waltz in 1996 after a bet with Gottschalk.
Mourning the Queen of Rock’n’Roll: “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend”
The journalist and Tina Turner biographer Dominik Wichmann writes on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless zest for life, she enchants millions of fans all over the world and inspires the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. Our sincere condolences go out to her family. Tina we will miss you very much.”
Mick Jagger deeply affected: “She helped me so much when I was young”
The British Rock star Mick Jagger has expressed her deep sadness at the death of Tina Turner. “I am so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She really was an enormously talented artist and singer. She was inspirational, warm, funny and generous,” the 79-year-old Rolling Stones frontman wrote on Instagram. He added, “She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.” Jagger also posted a photo of a young Tina Turner dancing ecstatically.
Music world mourns Tina Turner: “Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all”
“Thank you for the inspiration you’ve given us all,” wrote US singer Ciara (37) on Twitter. Heaven has now gained “an angel”. US sports star Magic Johnson (63) appreciated gymnast as a “true entertainer” with “so much energy” in her performances. She was a role model for other great artists like Janet Jackson and Beyoncé.
Farewell to rock legend: “The world has just lost one of the greatest artists of all time”
Singer Bryan Adams writes on Twitter: “The world has just lost one of the greatest artists of all time. I will forever be grateful for the time we spent together touring, in the studio and as friends. Thank you for inspiring millions of people around the world, for speaking your truth and for giving us the gift of your incredible voice. My condolences to her husband Erwin and Tina’s family.”
“Damn, I miss you already”
Singer Sheila Ferguson expressed dismay on Twitter. “My dearest friend Tina Turner passed away. I am beside myself. The times we’ve shared over decades, their impact on the music industry, their love for family and friends, their insatiable humor, their zest for life. Damn, I already miss you. That’s all I can say now.”
Tina Turner is dead: ‘What a journey. What a life”
The Journalist Maria Schriver tweeted: “Tina Turner was iconic, talented and fierce. What a journey. What a life of great ups and great downs. She left an abusive marriage. She found love again. She made her way in this world and sold millions of albums. She became a mother, she experienced terrible sadness, and she continued anyway. She brought joy to so many people even while witnessing such a tragedy. I’ve always admired her. I met her as a teenager and followed her throughout her inspirational life. May we honor Tina and continue to play and dance her music loud!”
Joe Biden: “I was a big fan of Tina Turner”
The White House has described the death of rock legend Tina Turner as a “great loss”. “Tina Turner was an icon, a music icon who had a lot of great moments in her career (…),” said the spokeswoman for US President Joe Biden addressed the news of Turner’s death at Wednesday’s daily White House press briefing. “I was a huge Tina Turner fan,” she added. Your music will live on. Turner’s death is “a great loss for the people who loved her and of course for the music industry”.
“With the death of Tina Turner, the world has lost an icon”
The Swiss President Alain Berset has expressed her deep sadness at the death of rock legend Tina Turner. “With the death of Tina Turner, the world has lost an icon. Their songs and the many memories associated with them will live on,” Berset wrote on Twitter on Wednesday evening. His thoughts are with the relatives of this woman, who has found a second home in Switzerland. Turner has had Swiss citizenship since 2013. The mayor of Küsnacht, Markus Ernst, found words of praise for the world star. “She enjoyed this village and the village enjoyed her. You could feel that,” said Ernst to the Swiss “Blick”. Turner had lived in the community on Lake Zurich for around 20 years. She died on Wednesday at the age of 83 after a long illness.