Rock icon Tina Turner dies at 83

Rock icon Tina Turner dies at 83

The US-born musical legend passed away at her home in Switzerland, her representative said. The singer was known for hit songs such as "Proud Mary" and "What's Love Got to Do With It."

Tina Turner, widely known as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" died on Wednesday at the age of 83, her representatives announced.

The US-born, Swiss-naturalized singer passed away in her home near Zurich after a long illness, her representatives said in a statement.

She was among the biggest recording artists of all time. Among her biggest hits were "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "(Simply) The Best."



With such a long career, Turner influenced generations of fellow musicians. Beyoncé praised the late artist with whom she performed, writing a tribute on her website.

"My beloved queen. I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way," Beyonce wrote. "You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain."

Singer Lizzo dedicated her performance on Wednesday night in Phoenix, Arizona to Tina Turner: