Beyoncé has written a touching tribute to Tina Turner, following information of her passing.

Yesterday (Might 24), information broke that the Rock’n’Roll singer had handed away peacefully in her Switzerland house. She was aged 83.

Now, amid numerous tributes being paid from members of the leisure world — led by Elton John, Mick Jagger and extra — R&B icon Beyoncé has additionally paid her respects to the late musician, and thanked her for the ways in which she formed her as an artist.

“My beloved queen. I love you endlessly,” wrote the ‘Crazy In Love’ singer in a message posted to her web site. “I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion.”

She continued: “We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”
Tina Turner. Credit score: Rob Verhorst/Redferns
Following her touching tribute, which was shared final night time (Might 24), followers have revisited a duet that the 2 carried out again in 2008.

The second passed off on the fiftieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles. Right here, the 2 collaborated in a dwell efficiency of ‘Proud Mary’ — Ike and Tina Turner’s well-known 1971 cowl of the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit.

Footage shared by followers additionally begins by displaying Beyoncé, who was 26-years-old on the time, excitedly skipping in the direction of the ‘Nutbush City Limits’ singer and embracing her as they meet for the primary time. Try the clips beneath.

Beyoncé additionally shared her admiration for the musician three years earlier than that, when she carried out a tribute to Turner in celebration of her being awarded the Kennedy Middle Honour by President George W. Bush in 2005.

“I’ll never forget the first time I saw you perform,” Beyoncé stated to her on the time, because the band performed behind her. “I never in my life saw a woman so powerful, so fearless, so fabulous — and those legs!”

Different fashionable artists who’ve paid tribute to Turner in current hours embrace Mariah Carey, who stated that whereas phrases like diva, iconic, and famous person are “often overused”, the late singer “embodies them all and so many more.”

Ciara, one other well-liked R&B artist from the 2000s additionally celebrated Turner for her skills as a singer and dancer, and thanked her “for the inspiration you gave us all.”

Followers have additionally been sharing footage of Tina Turner‘s final performance following news of her passing. Taking place on May 5 2009 at Sheffield Arena, she performed a number of her biggest hits like ‘The Best’, ‘What’s Love Received to Do With It’ and ‘River Deep, Mountain High’.

Turner additionally revealed the way in which that she needed to be remembered in one among her ultimate interviews, held simply weeks earlier than her demise. One other of Turner’s ultimate interviews was for NME‘s Soundtrack Of My Life, during which she revealed the important thing songs and music that had formed her.