Celebrities react to death of ‘iconic, beautiful, survivor’ Tina Turner |

Celebrities react to death of 'iconic, beautiful, survivor' Tina Turner |
Bassett pays tribute to Turner in 2021/ Kevin Kane/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

With the news about the iconic performer Tina Turner died on Wednesday, May 24 at the age of 83, a flood of messages came from her famous fans on social media.

Here are just a few of the stars who shared their thoughts.

What does love have to do with it Oscar nominee Angela Bassett issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporternoting in part, “Through her courage to tell her story, her commitment to staying the course of her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her willingness to make a space in rock and roll for herself and for others like her , Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion and freedom should look like.”

She added: “Her last words to me – to me – were ‘You never imitated me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina and showed her to the world.’ I will hold those words close to my heart for the rest of my days. I am honored to have known Tina Turner.”

Viola Davis: “Iconic. Beautiful. A survivor. Brilliance. Our first symbol of excellence and unbridled ownership of sexuality!! You were my childhood. Oh man!!! God is getting an angel today!!! Rest in peace Mrs. Tina Turner. We will bask in your legacy!!!”

Forrest Whitaker: “Tina Turner was an icon that we loved for her voice, her dance and her spirit. As we honor her, let us also reflect on her resilience and think of all the greatness that can follow our darkest days. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, Tina. You are simply the best.”

Rosario Dawson responded to the official announcement on Turner’s Instagram: “Rejoice In Paradise Queen. Legends never die. Rest in power.”


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