Tina Turner's final photo showed a candid side to the iconic late singer.
Though the singer wasn't active much on social media in the last years leading to her death, Turner shared her final photo in March 2021. In the image uploaded on Twitter, she appears fresh-faced wearing all black, standing in front of a paused TV showing her HBO documentary TINA.
In a message accompanying the picture, she wrote, "Only 5 days left! This Saturday, the documentary TINA will be released. I am so excited to share this movie with you—seeing the concert scenes made me relive some of my proudest moments in life. I simply had to sing along and dance around my living room!"
Only 5 days left! This Saturday, the documentary "TINA" will be released. I am so excited to share this movie with you – seeing the concert scenes made me relive some of the proudest moments of my life. I simply had to sing along and dance around my living room! #TinaFilm pic.twitter.com/sIGXgdzyb1
— TinaTurner (@tinaturner) March 22, 2021
After 2021, the singer didn't tweet directly, instead opting to have her team post on her behalf. However, in tweets seemingly written by herself, Turner expressed being proud of her accomplishments. When she was announced to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, she tweeted, "As you can surely tell from my beaming smile: I am thrilled to now be officially inducted into the @rockhall as a solo artist. What an honor! I am grateful to so many people who stood by me on my journey here – especially you, dear fans. Keep on rocking! 💃🏿."
She also would tweet in celebration of her famous friends' birthdays, including Wayne Shorter and Mick Jagger.
Joyful wishes to @Wayne_Shorter on 88 years! Here we are performing together in 1976. As I describe in my book “Happiness Becomes You,” it was Wayne & Ana Shorter who gave me safe harbor as I relaunched my life, for which I’m forever grateful. #wayneshorter #happinessbecomesyou pic.twitter.com/pSsaZ8Fsu2
— TinaTurner (@tinaturner) September 17, 2021
Happy birthday @MickJagger! Here we are in 1981 with the @RollingStones. As you know from my book “Happiness Becomes You,” performing with Mick is always a blast. I’ve got only golden memories of our friendship. Here’s to you Mick! #happinessbecomesyou Photo: @Goldsmithphoto pic.twitter.com/NYBH8tMtJd
— TinaTurner (@tinaturner) July 26, 2021
Turner's death was announced by manager Peter Lindbergh on May 24 via the singer's Instagram account.
He wrote, "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."
Turner died after a long illness at her home in Switzerland at 83 years old.