Tina Turner is commemorated by an icon friend after she died at the age of 83.
After the rock ‘n’ roll queen’s death was confirmed by advertiser Bernard Doherty in a statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday, Priscilla Presley spoke out about her legacy.
“Tina Turner was one of Elvis’ favorite actors,” Presley said. “When she got on stage she was sheer magic. I remember how she held the audience with an undeniably pure energy, Tina! She left an extraordinary legacy and will be greatly missed by all.”
According to legendary singer Doherty He died Wednesday after a long illness at his home near Zurich, Switzerland. The American-born singer has lived in Switzerland since 1994 with her husband, German actor and music producer Erwin Bach, who gained Swiss citizenship in 2013.
The “Queen of Rock’n Roll” Tina Turner died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland. With him, the world is losing a musical legend and a role model,” read the statement. “There will be a private funeral that will be attended by close friends and family. Please respect her family’s privacy at this difficult time.”
Like Elvis, Turner’s career spanned decades, boasting multiple Top 40 Billboard hits, 25 Grammy Award nominations, a Kennedy Center Honor, and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.
Turner was the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which would do high-octane covers of “Proud Mary”, “Come Together” and “I Want”, before emerging as a solo artist in her own right in the ’70s. to take you higher.”
The ’80s would see hits like “What Love Should Do With It”, “Private Dancer” and “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”. His videos on MTV made him a star for a whole new generation and turned him into a global icon. 1984 solo disc private dancer It won four Grammy Awards and eventually sold over 20 million copies worldwide. His success continued into the ’90s, when the Tennessee native couple released a best-selling album and sang the theme of the James Bond movie. Golden Eye.
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While thinking about his career in the program adapted from the life story of the London musical, TinaThe musician stated that his career has been “great”.
“I’ve had a great career,” he wrote on the show’s schedule, “After performing for over 50 years, I don’t need a musical, I don’t need another show. But I get so many cards and letters—that people still have me on stage.” “I can’t believe the way they feel about me and the legacy they say I leave. People tell me I give them hope. It meant so much to people that I feel I should convey it. I hope this show serves what people need to remind them of my work.”