Dolly Parton's Tribute to Tina Turner Is So Powerful

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See Dolly Parton's Powerful Tribute to Tina TurnerKevin Mazur/Greetsia Tent

Tina Turner died on May 24 after a long illness. The undisputed Queen of Rock & Roll was 83 years old.

An official statement was issued on Tina's Instagram page, paired with a black and white photo of the star. The statement says, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly."

Another iconic singer, Dolly Parton, issued her own statement about Tina's death with a nod to Tina's 1970 hit, "Proud Mary." Dolly shared a simple black and white image with the words, "Now she's rollin' rollin' rollin on to glory. Roll on Tina! We will always love you."

The two are both Tennessee natives and are inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but never worked together. The closest they came is when Tina recorded covered Dolly's song, "There’ll Always Be Music," for her debut solo album, Tina Turns the Country On!

One fan commented on Dolly's page, "I always said if Tina and Dolly ran the country things would be perfect. She and you were the soundtrack to my childhood. Love you."

We couldn't agree more. Sending our love to Tina's family and fans.

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