Tina Turner’s passing has caused many to pay their respects and share fond memories of her. Oprah Winfrey is among those who have shared their gratitude for the legendary singer’s life. In her tribute posted on Instagram, she expressed how their friendship began, and how it eventually grew into something genuine.
Winfrey started following Turner as a fan, then became a “full-on groupie,” before they finally became friends. Oprah credited the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll for being her role model, saying that she encouraged a part of herself that she didn’t know existed.
Turner was known for her immense strength and the way she showed it to the world. Winfrey acknowledged that strength in her tribute, stating that Turner’s life had become a “clarion call for triumph” after getting out from years of domestic abuse.
The media mogul expressed how grateful she was for Turner’s friendship and the impact it had on her life. She also shared that Tina had once told her she wouldn’t be afraid when her time came, but excited and curious, because she had already learned how to live surrounded by her friends and beloved husband, Erwin.
Oprah ended her tribute by calling Tina the “forever goddess of rock ‘n’ roll,” and said that she was a better woman and human because of her friend’s life.
Tina Turner passed away at the age of 81 in her home near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness. It is clear that her influence and legacy will continue to live on for many years to come.