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Beyoncé wrote a touching message for the late rock n’ roll star, who died aged 83 at his home in Switzerland on Wednesday after a long illness, calling Turner an “epitome of strength and passion”. on its official website.
Beyoncé wrote, “I love you so much. I am so grateful for your inspiration and all the ways you lead the way. You are strength and resilience.” “We are all so lucky to have seen your kindness and beautiful soul that will live on forever.”
The “Break My Soul” singer has long admired the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” as she grew up listening to the singer before she became a star herself.
When the Kennedy Center honored Turner for her contributions to music and culture in 2005, Beyoncé performed “Proud Mary” while Turner gleefully watched from the balcony.
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“When I think of inspiration, I think of the two Tinas in my life: that’s my mother, Tina, and of course, the amazing Tina Turner. I’ll never forget the first time you performed, I Never in my life have I seen a woman so powerful, so fearless, so fabulous and those legs,” he said before singing Icon’s 1970 hit.
Turner praised Beyoncé’s performance with clapping hands, a standing ovation, and two thumbs up.
Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, wrote about Turner’s influence on her and her daughter. instagram post wednesdaySharing photos of Beyoncé and Turner sharing the stage together for the Grammys in 2008.
“We were both very excited and when[Turner]arrived and we were told she was in another[room]we all saw Beyoncé, the five-year-old actually skipping on the floor to hug her.” Was,” Knowles-Lawson wrote. “They laughed a lot in those days and it’s one of the best memories I have of Beyoncé. The world is a less better place without this great, gorgeous resilient woman.”
Turner and Beyoncé wore coordinating metallic outfits for their Grammy performance and wore the merchandise lines of “Proud Mary” in harmony, performing the iconic choreography with hip shakes and hair tosses.
Obit: Queen of rock ‘n’ roll Tina Turner has died after a long illness
while on that “Renaissance” World TourBeyoncé has kept her website updated with photos from her concerts, updating the main photo of her and Turner leaning on each other after the Recording Academy performance following the news of Turner’s death.
Beyoncé ended her tribute by saying, “Thank you for everything you’ve done.”
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Beyoncé remembers Tina Turner: Watch her perform at the 2008 Grammys