Beyoncé, Angela Bassett, and Others Remember Tina Turner After Her Death

Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock and Roll, passed away at her home near Zurich, following a long illness, her manager confirmed to the Associated Press on May 24. She was 83. 

During her 60-year career, Turner made lasting friendships both within the industry and outside it. Following the news of her death, collaborators like Mick Jagger as well as famous admirers like George Takei and Mia Farrow remembered the singer on social media.

On her website, Beyoncé offered her own tribute to the legendary star. “My beloved queen, I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way,” she wrote. “You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.” Bey accompanied the message with a photo of herself and Turner holding hands, heads bowed, onstage.

“Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll Tina Turner,” wrote Magic Johnson on Twitter. "I’ve seen her many many times and hands down, she gave one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. She always gave you your moneys worth.”

Angela Bassett, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Turner in the 1993 biopic What's Love Got to Do With It, recalled working with the singer on the film in her 2022 Glamour cover story. Turner often showed up on set, Bassett said, and offered to assist the young actor with her performance.

“You’re perfect,” Bassett remembers the singer telling her, to which she replied, “I cannot be perfect." 

“But that she would tell me so and support me so,” she continued. “How generous. I had never seen her perform as a young person, but those older than me, black and white, had, and she had made an impact with her gift. This beautiful, statuesque Black queen with talent and power coming out of every pore! That commanded you to bow down! And to look up! That’s who we are. Her, on that stage.”

Read more tributes to Tina Turner below: 

Martha Stewart

Rosario Dawson 

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Iyanla Vanzant


George Takei

Mick Jagger

Mia Farrow

Angela Bassett

Oprah Winfrey


Dionne Warwick

In a statement to People, Warwick said, “Another long-time friend has made her transition. Not only will I miss that eternal ball of energy named Tina Turner, but the entire world will also find this void in their lives. My condolences to her husband and other members of her family. Rest in Peace, my friend!”

Originally Appeared on Glamour