Rain of tributes for Tina Turner, “simply the best” – World

Tina Turner, who said she was not afraid of growing old, told the Guardian in April that she hoped to be remembered as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. A bet largely won, as this nickname comes up in the many tributes.

Magic Johnson, one of the best basketball players in history, was for example moved by the loss of the “legendary queen of rock”.

A “wonderful friend” for Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger, singer of the Rolling Stones, shared his sadness after the death of his “wonderful friend”. An artist “so talented”, but also “warm, funny and generous”, he said. The band’s guitarist, Ronnie Wood, also mourned the loss of the “queen of rock and soul”, a “dear friend of our family”.

“The terms legendary, icon, diva, and superstar are often used indiscriminately, yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many others,” paid tribute to Mariah Carey, also highlighting her talent on stage and her role as “pioneer”.

Another singing superstar, Gloria Gaynor, recalled that Tina Turner had “paved the way for so many women in rock, whether black or white.”

Joe Biden salutes “his creativity”

The emotion is shared to the top of the state. President Joe Biden hailed in a statement “the only woman to win in the pop, rock, and RnB categories” at the Grammy Awards, “a sign of her versatility, her creativity, and her vast popularity” with different audiences.

Tina Turner was an “icon” and her death is a “huge loss,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said earlier. Learning in the middle of a press conference of the death at 83 of the “queen of rock”, she had specified that she herself was “a very big fan” and added: “Our thoughts are with his family and his friends. »

In Switzerland, fans “shocked”

For the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset, “with the death of Tina Turner, the world has lost an icon”. “My thoughts are with the loved ones of this impressive woman who had found a second home in Switzerland,” he added in a tweet.

Fans gathered on Wednesday evening outside the singer’s house in Küsnacht, near Zurich. Nestled among the dozens of bouquets placed in front of the large wrought iron gate, a handwritten note: “You are simply the best”. “Simply the best”, in English, as one of his greatest hits.

Nestled among the dozens of bouquets placed in front of the large wrought iron gate, a handwritten note: “You are simply the best”. (Arnd Wiegmann/AFP)

“I’m shocked,” said Miran Znider, a 48-year-old Slovenian fan who lives nearby, holding back tears. “I didn’t expect it to happen so soon.” Why did he come? “Because she’s the queen, the queen of all women,” he replies. I love Tina. »

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