Magic Johnson, Ciara and more react

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are mourning the loss of Tina Turner after she died at the age of 83.

The tragic news was announced on Turner’s official Instagram account Wednesday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the statement, which accompanied a black and white image of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, read. “With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.

“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family.”

The statement concluded, “Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

Tina Turner performing.
Tina Turner died from a mystery illness at age 83.
Tina Turner at the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture show in 2018.
Several stars reacted to sudden death of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
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Following the news, stars took to social media to send their condolences.

Singer Ciara kicked things off, writing via Twitter, “Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in Paradise Tina Turner. Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all.”

Here’s what to know about legendary singer Tina Turner

The “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” died at 83 on Wednesday after a prolific career that spanned decades.

Tina — who was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2021 — sold more than 100 million records worldwide throughout her career, with songs including the anthemic hit “The Best” and her solo comeback single “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

She scored her first and only No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the song, which kicked off her 1980s career resurgence.

Tina was 44 at the time, making her the oldest solo female artist to top the Hot 100 chart.

The singer and actress had 12 total Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Actress Holly Robinson Peete tweeted, “💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 A life to celebrate… Rest In Peace Queen Tina Turner 🙏🏾🕊️.”

Ciara at an event.
Ciara tweeted that “heaven has gained an angel.”

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Piers Morgan also sounded off, tweeting, “RIP Tina Turner. Simply, the best.”

NBA legend Magic Johnson also mourned her loss via social media, writing, “Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ [sic] 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 [sic] worth.”

Magic Johnson speaking on a mic.
Magic Johnson wrote that Turner was “one of my favorite artists of all time.”
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In a follow-up tweet, the former Lakers star added, “Tina would have so much energy during her performances and was a true entertainer. She created the blueprint for other great entertainers like Janet Jackson and Beyoncé and her legacy will continue on through all high-energy performing artists. Cookie and I are praying for her husband and all of her friends and family.”

Former CNN host Don Lemond shared on Twitter, “Damn. She was supposed to live forever. ‘Simply The Best.’ #TinaTurner #RIP.”

City Girls rapper JT also commented on social media, “I’m not gone [sic] 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❤️.”

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