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Mick Jagger and Naomi Campbell lead celebrity tributes as world reacts to Tina Turner's shock death

Rachel Lang

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Mick Jagger and Naomi Campbell lead celebrity tributes as world reacts to Tina Turner's shock death

Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell, Magic Johnson, Bryan Adams and a gaggle of other celebrities have come out of the woodwork to sing the praises of iconic musician Tina Turner, after news of her death broke at age 83.

The legendary singer was best known for hits such as 'Proud Mary' and 'The Best', with her publicist has confirming the sad news on Wednesday evening (May 23).

Tina Turner, circa 1987. Credit: RLFE Pix / Alamy
Tina Turner, circa 1987. Credit: RLFE Pix / Alamy

As a result, tributes from the rich, famous, and beautiful have began pouring in for the Queen of Rock.

Frontman of The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger led the tributes.

Jagger famously duetted with Turner during Live Aid in 1985.

He took to social media to express his sadness at 'the passing of [his] wonderful friend'.


“She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer,” he wrote on Instagram.

"She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her."

Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams honoured Turner in a heartfelt Twitter post.

"I’ll be forever grateful for the time we spent together on tour, in the studio and as friends," he wrote.


"Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your voice. It’s Only Love and that’s all," he added, referencing to their 1984 duet 'It’s Only Love'.

Naomi Campbell took to Instagram to share her condolences.

"Rest in Peace & Power THE QUEEN, LEGEND, ICON. There will never be another. Cherish my times with you," the model wrote.


US singer Ciara thanked Turner for 'the inspiration you gave us all', adding that 'Heaven has gained an angel'.

Piers Morgan added: "RIP Tina Turner. Simply, the best."

Legendary basketball player Magic Johnson said: "Rest in peace to one of my favourite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll, Tina Turner."

Bryan Adams paid tribute to Turner on Twitter. Credit: Bryan Adams/Twitter
Bryan Adams paid tribute to Turner on Twitter. Credit: Bryan Adams/Twitter

Star Trek's George Takei also paid tribute to a 'true legend'.

He said: "She showed us that love really does has everything to do with it, and that we really did need another hero. And she was it. Rest now."

As the world continues to reel from Turner's death, her publicist has revealed she died 'peacefully' at her home.

A statement said: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.

"With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations."

In a career spanning over 60 years, the American-Swiss singer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, won eight competitive Grammy Awards and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame.

Her much-loved autobiography, I, Tina, was turned into the 1993 film What’s Love Got To Do With It, dramatising the mother-of-two’s famously turbulent relationship with Ike Turner and it also saw Angela Bassett nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Tina in the biopic.

Featured Image Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy. Granger Historical Archive/Alamy.

Topics: Celebrity, Music, News

Rachel Lang
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