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Oprah Winfrey, a Self-Proclaimed Tina Turner ‘Groupie’, Pays Heartfelt Tribute to the Late Singer

in view of His death, fans of Tina Turner Looking back at the impact and intimacy of his past friendship with Oprah Winfrey.

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As veterans of their respective industries, both Turner and Winfrey carved remarkable career paths for themselves despite racial barriers that opened the door for many who came later. Forging a friendship, through the years the two legends often came together for concerts and interviews in which they reflected on each other’s lives and careers.

Paying tribute to Turner, Winfrey shared a slideshow featuring photos of the two together through the years.

Tina Turner and Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham during The Oprah Magazine Launch Party at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, New York, United States. (Weak / WireImage)

Winfrey wrote, “I started out as a Tina Turner fan, then a full-on groupie, following her from show to show across the country, and then, eventually, we became real friends.” Instagram On 24 May. “She is our everlasting goddess of rock ‘n’ roll, who possessed a magnitude of inner strength that developed throughout her life. She was a role model not only to me but to the world. She encouraged a part of me that I had no idea.

“Once she claimed her freedom from years of domestic abuse, her life became a clarion call for victory. I am grateful for her courage, for showing us what victory looks like wearing a Manolo and a leather miniskirt.” Looks,” she continued. “She once shared with me that when the time came for her to leave this earth, she would not be afraid, but excited and curious. Because she had learned how to live among her dear husband Irwin and friends. I A better woman, a better person, because her life touched mine. She really was the best.

The day after the news broke, Winfrey posted an essay on her Website, Oprah Dailyadding that she received news of Turner’s death when her friend Gayle King’s phone “flooded with messages and condolences for Tina Turner.”

Winfrey wrote, “Words leave me shocked. I was looking forward to hearing this news after visiting her in a hospital in Switzerland four years ago in 2019, where she told me she was ready to leave this earth.” Ready.”

She went on to describe their conversation at the hospital, where Turner, who had a number of health difficultieswas being treated.

“She said she had a full life and was ‘tired’.” I’m always wary when a sick person says they’re tired. Often this means that they are tired of the work and energy that it takes to stay alive. I left the hospital thinking I was seeing her for the last time. I was on high alert for a whole year, waiting to get ‘the call’ from Irwin, my devoted husband. Instead there were calls with news of improvements, new treatments, remedies, doctors,” she wrote.

one in May 2005 issue O, Oprah Magazine, Winfrey described watching Turner’s performance as “spiritual”.

“Watching Tina perform is what I call a spiritual experience. Each electrifying swing of her miniskirt, each slide of her three-inch Manolos across the stage, conveys a message: I am here,” she explained. When I leave the concert, I feel like I do after seeing any piece of great art: I want to be a better person.”

Across social media platforms, fans have been sharing heartwarming tributes to the dynamic duo’s friendship with clips and pictures of their life-long interactions.

One Twitter user wrote, “As a kid, Oprah Winfrey was my biggest star in the world.” post that featured a video of Turner performing a birthday present for Oprah On “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2004. “Then Oprah lost her mind when Tina Turner surprised her with her 50th birthday show – that’s when I found out who’s the biggest star in the world, the biggest star in my world. RIP to the world.” Biggest star.”

“She let Oprah shed her professional persona and just became a huge fan all over again,” another wrote about the host’s love for the singer and his birthday performance. “That’s the power of Tina Turner.”

Turner fans made sure to share their memories of watching the singer from their TVs whenever she appeared on Winfrey’s talk show.

a user remembered“Seeing Oprah rave about Tina Turner was my favorite thing of all time and one of the main memories I have of watching her show.”

“You remember when John Travolta surprised Oprah with Tina Turner on her birthday?” One shared, “And Oprah lost her mind? And Tina just shoved her down the stairs and started performing. I’ve always loved that moment.

“Check on Oprah,” another insisted in a Twitter post, “She walked around with that Tina Turner wig for an entire season of her talk show.”

in 2011, winfrey Admitted To Being Such A Big Fan Of The Singer She Tangled Her Talk Show To Make It Her “Ultimate Groupie Story”, At the time, Winfrey and her show followed Turner around the country for the “Wildest Dreams Tour”.

“I put on a wig so I could be closer to the part of Tina in ‘Wigdom’ and then I wouldn’t take the wig off,” she recalled. “I did it for the show. I did it for the next show. I think we did five or six shows around the country, and I started wearing it on the weekend. I started wearing it to bed. I started wearing it all the time.

“One of my first concerts was Tina Turner who played in Chicago when I was a teenager,” another the fan recalled in a tweet, “One of the best concerts I’ve ever been to! I remember watching Oprah, Gayle and Dr. Phil sway over their incredible performance!”

“I hope Oprah is okay,” another user commented, “Just last week, I was listening to her Super Soul Sunday podcast with Tina Turner, Oprah really praised her. Ms. Tina Turner was hilarious and an entertainer. May she rest well.”

This article was originally published on TODAY.com



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