The Queen of Rock and Roll, born Anna Mae Bullock but popularly known worldwide as Tina Turned has died at the age of 83. Her family announced the news on Wednesday evening.
Turner died after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
Since the breaking of the news, world leaders, celebrities and personalities have paid tribute to the legend many recalling her raw and powerful energy.
Cabinet Secretary for Investments, Trade and Industry Moses Kuria honoured Tina by sharing her song “What’s Love Got To Do With It” with the words, “Rest in Peace Mama. One day we will unravel what love Gatundu, Gatundu with it.”
Following suit, several media personalities and Kenyan musicians including Wahu Kagwi remembered her as a musical legend.
“…A musical legend who overcame hardship & spousal abuse , rising into global stardom…you made your mark on this earth. Rest with the angels. Thank you for the music and for the inspiration,” said Wahu.
Ciru Muriuki also did the same writing, “A powerhouse. An icon. There will never be another. Rest in peace Tina Turner.”
Willlis Raburu, Sheila Mwanyigha and Carol Radull all said she was “simply the best” referring to one of Turner’s more popular songs.
Many around the world continue to pay their respects including space Institution NASA, two former United States Presidents and United States President Joe Biden who called her a once-in-a-generation talent.
“…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,” said President Biden. “Jill and I send our love and prayers to her husband Erwin, the rest of the Turner family, and fans around the world who are mourning today for the woman they agree was “simply the best,”
Also making a statement following her death former United States President Barack Obama who wrote, “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.”
Following suit the 42nd United States President, Bill Clinton called her “a priceless gift to music lovers everywhere.”
Fellow musicians like Mick Jagger and former Beatles band member Ringo Starr also paid tribute to the legend.
“I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her,” said Mick Jagger.
The families of music legends such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Prince also paid their respects many calling her legacy remarkable.
The wife of the late Elvis Presley wrote, “Tina Turner was one of Elvis’ favourite performers. When she took the stage, it was pure magic. I remember how she held an audience with an energy that was undeniably pure Tina! She has left a remarkable legacy and will be sorely missed by all.”
The eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra said, “There will never be another like Tina Turner. The voice, the legs, the energy — unmatched. My heart goes out to her family and all who loved her. You were able to overcome the worst of life and create the best of life. Godspeed, Tina. You were, and you are simply the best.”