Celebrities from across the world are taking time to pay their respect and fond memories of the life of Tina Turner. As a woman who overcame life's challenges and chiseled her own unique space in the world as an artist, her passing will leave an immeasurable void.

Below are some reflections from celebrities and notable figures from across the Black community on the passing of our musical queen.

Barack Obama

"Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy. Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade."

Forest Whittaker

"Tina Turner was an icon, whom we loved for her voice, her dancing, and her spirit. As we honor her, let’s also reflect on her resilience, and think about all the greatness that can follow our darkest days. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, Tina. You’re simply the best."

Mariah Carey

"The words legendary, iconic, diva, and superstar are often overused and yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many more - an incredible performer, musician and trailblazer. To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Her music will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in Peace, Queen"

Stephanie Mills

"I am heartbroken to see that one of my idols has passed. She paved the way for so many of us in the industry. RIP #TinaTurner."

Magic Johnson

"Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll Tina Turner. 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."

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

"I shouldn’t be shocked that Tina Turner has passed given the long, full, triumphant and especially in her latter years, abundant life she lived. But I genuinely experienced her as transcendent—and therefore, immortal. A genius, a survivor, an icon. Rest well."


"Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in Paradise Tina Turner. Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all."

Donna Brazile

"#TinaTurner was a legend. An amazing singer, performer, artists and humanitarian. may she rest in glory forever and ever. Wow, she will be truly missed. Condolences to her family and friends. As a fan, I will mourn her passing and pray for her family. #ProudMary."


"I’m not gone lie, Tina turner passing touches my heart! Ever since her biopic I felt I knew her. Such a strong woman with a story that taught & inspired so many."

Wendell Pierce

"Love live the Queen! RIP Tina Turner."

Terrell Rice

"Tina Turner created a blueprint for countless artists that we celebrate today. Rest knowing that you've inspired the hearts of many with an incomparable legacy. QUEEN."

Sherrilyn Ifill

"This woman rose like a Phoenix from the ashes of abuse, a derailed career, and no money to a renaissance like I’ve never seen in entertainment. She became fully herself and showed us all how it’s done. Rest in Peace #TinaTurner"