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'My wonderful friend': Tributes pour in for Tina Turner



Tributes are pouring in from around the world for rock icon Tina Turner after she died at home aged 83.

The legendary singer sold more than 200 million records and won 12 Grammys in a career that spanned more than five decades and produced a catalogue of hit songs including River Deep (Mountain High), What's Love Got To Do With It and The Best.

Her death after a long illness has prompted a deluge of praise and tributes for the woman dubbed the "Queen of rock'n'roll".

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Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones frontman said Turner was "inspiring, warm, funny and generous".

Richard Wilkins

Nine Entertainment Editor Wilkins was unstinting in his praise.

"When she walked on that stage, she absolutely owned it," Wilkins said.

"She just had that presence, she was just a force of nature and the amazing voice, the pitch, the phrasing, the pizazz – she just delivered in spades."

Diana Ross

Motown legend Diana Ross paid tribute to her contemporary.

Stephen King

The ultra-prolific author let Turner's words speak for her.

John Cleese

Legendary comedian Cleese said Turner's talent was "beyond measure".

Ben Crump

The US civil rights attorney, noted for his high-profile involvement in cases involving the deaths of Black people at the hands of police, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Michael Brown, also spoke out.

Maria Shriver

The former wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shriver is also a prominent journalist and activist. She is the niece of former US President John F Kennedy.

Piers Morgan

The controversial TV host also kept his tribute simple.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

The basketball legend said Turner was one of his favourite performers of all time.

George Takei

A star of the original Star Trek series, Takei said Turner was a "true legend".


Even the US space agency had to make their feelings known.

Bette Midler

Midler paid tribute to an "absolutely brilliant performer".

Viola Davis

The EGOT-holder said Turner was "our first symbol of excellence".


The biggest name in music television paid tribute.

Golden Globes

The big-hitting awards organisation had to mark the moment.

Sarah Jessica Parker

The Sex And The City star said she "loved and loves" the iconic rocker.

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