Tributes have poured in for music legend Tina Turner who has died aged 83. One of rock's most famous voices, who had hits including Proud Mary and The Best, the star died after a long illness.
Turner passed away “peacefully" on Wednesday in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, according to her publicist. Beyonce called Turner “my beloved queen” on her website, adding: “I love you endlessly. “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. “We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. “Thank you for all you have done. ”Roger Davies, Tina Turner’s manager of 30 years, said: “Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent. “From the first day I met her in 1980, she believed in herself completely when few others did at that time. “It was a privilege and an honour to have been a close friend as well as her manager for more than 30 years. “I will miss her deeply. ”Among those paying tribute were US President Joe Biden, former president Barack Obama and supermodel Naomi Campbell. “Before she was the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner was a farmer’s daughter in Tennessee,” Mr Biden said. “As a child, she sang in the church choir before becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time. “In addition to being a once-in-a-generation talent that changed American music forever, Tina’s personal strength was remarkable. “Overcoming adversity, and even abuse, she built a career for the ages and a life and legacy that were entirely hers. “Jill and I send our love and prayers to her husband.Read more on msn.com