Heads bow to Tina Turner's greatness. The global music community is grieving the loss of a legendary singer, who passed away at the age of 83, after battling a long illness.

Last Wednesday, the news of her demise sent shockwaves through Hollywood and touched the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.

Turner's representatives confirmed that she peacefully passed away at her residence in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland. They expressed profound sadness, stating that ''the world loses a music legend and a role model'' with her departure.

As the news of her passing spread, an outpouring of tributes from celebrities, musicians and fans flooded social media platforms. Hollywood stars, who had admired and worked alongside Turner, expressed their heartbreak and shared their personal memories of the music legend.

Angela Bassett, who played Turner in the 1993 biographical film What's Love Got To Do With It, wrote on Instagram : '' 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?

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.''

She further wrote : '' 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.'' I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days.''

US President Joe Biden took to his Twitter to post a statement. '' Before she was the Queen of Rock and Roll, Turner was a farmer's daughter in Tennessee. 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.''

Former US president, Barack Obama also paid Turner a tribute. '' Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself - speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy.

Today we join fans around the world in honouring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade,'' tweeted ex-POTUS.

Even NASA - yes, NASA - paid tribute to the icon. Sharing an image of stars, the official Twitter handle of the organization stated, '' Simply the best. Music legend Tina Turner sparkled across the stage and into millions of hearts as the Queen of Rock n'Roll.

Her legacy will forever live among the stars,'' Diana Ross shared her shock upon receiving the news. '' Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner's family and loved ones,'' stated Ross.

George Takei wrote, '' A true legend has passed. Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. She was our River Deep and our Mountain High, the Private Dancer in our hearts.

She showed us that love really does have everything to do with it, and that we really did need another hero. And she was it. Rest now, Proud Mary. Raise your voice high in the heavens. You were always simply The Best.''

Stephen King took to Twitter to state, '' Tina Turner : Simply the best.'' Viola Davis took to Instagram to write, '' Iconic, Beautiful, Brilliant. A Survivor. One first symbol of excellence and unbridled ownership of sexuality! You were my childhood.

Oh man! God is getting an angel today! Rest well Tina Turner. We will bask in your legacy!''

Turner's influence extended far beyond her chart-topping hits and accolades. She shattered barriers, defied expectations, and became an emblem of resilience and empowerment for countless individuals.

Her unique blend of rock, soul, and captivating performances revolutionized the music industry, leaving an indelible impact on generations of artists to come.   

The World Students Society thanks News Desk, The Express Tribune.


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