After the passing of Tina Turner at the age of 83, Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of Elvis Presley, honoured the memory of the legendary singer.
Priscilla shared a heartwarming note on Instagram together with a vintage photo of the singer of “When the Heartache Is Over.”
“Tina Turner was one of Elvis’ favourite performers,” wrote Priscilla. “When she took the stage, it was pure magic. I remember how she held an audience with an energy that was undeniably pure Tina! She has left a remarkable legacy and will be sorely missed by all.”
Like Elvis, Turner’s career spanned over decades and boasted multiple Top 40 Billboard hits, 25 Grammy Award nominations, a Kennedy Center Honor, and entry into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.
Before starting her solo career, the musician recorded hits such as “Proud Mary,” “Come Together,” and “I Want to Take You Higher” as the lead vocalist for the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
In the 80s, she achieved great success with hits such as “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Private Dancer,” and “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome).”
The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s passing was confirmed on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, by her publicist, Bernard Doherty.
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll,’ passed away peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world lost a music legend and a role model,” he said.
The American-born vocalist had been residing in Switzerland since 1994 with her husband, German actor and music producer Erwin Bach, earning Swiss citizenship in 2013.