Actor Alec Baldwin is paying tribute to Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” who passed away on Wednesday, May 24, at age 83. The “What’s Love Got To Do With It” singer reportedly passed away at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
A statement on her Instagram page 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. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
Many of her famous friends and fans have also taken to social media to mourn her passing, including “30 Rock” actor Alec Baldwin.
Alec Baldwin Remembers The First Time He Saw Tina Turner Perform: ‘Best Concert I’ve Attended’
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On Thursday morning, the 65-year-old actor wrote up a touching tribute for the late singer that he then shared on his own Instagram page. “Tina Turner died from cancer today. A youthful piece of my life went with her. She always illuminated my soul with her huge talent and part of that light was darkened with her passing,” he wrote in the caption before he went on to recall the first time that he saw her perform on stage.
“I saw her live on November 27th, 1969 at Madison Square Garden when she opened for The Rolling Stones in their first-ever Garden concert. To this day it remains the best concert I’ve ever attended and was lucky enough to photograph,” he wrote. “She picked cotton and sang in a choir as a kid. She withstood abuse from Ike Turner for years before she finally cut him loose. But watching her own the stage that night never hinted at anything but a dedicated, singing, dancing queen who was born into a life of being a phenomenal entertainer.”
“She was a stand-alone star. Ike was like a flea floating somewhere in the sold-out arena. All eyes and ears were only on Tina. If you have not danced with Tina Turner’s music at one time in your life then you have never lived a full life. Do it now!” he concluded. “She will be missed.”
Alec Baldwin Was Not The Only Hollywood Icon Paying Tribute To The Late Singer
A true legend has passed. Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. She was our River Deep and our Mountain High, the Private Dancer in our hearts. She showed us that love really does has everything to do with it, and that we really did need another hero. And she was it. Rest now,…
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 24, 2023
Actor George Takei was one of the first to pay tribute to her passing on Twitter, incorporating as many song titles and lyrics in a single tweet as he could. “A true legend has passed. Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. She was our River Deep and our Mountain High, the Private Dancer in our hearts,” he tweeted. “She showed us that love really does has everything to do with it, and that we really did need another hero. And she was it. Rest now,…”
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Sir Rod Stewart, who collaborated with the singer on “It Takes Two” and “Hot Legs” shared photos of the two posing together with musician Ronnie Wood. In the caption, he wrote, “I’m devastated, what a woman! A friend and mentor – ‘It takes two’ – but there was only one Tina Turner.”
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) May 24, 2023
Musician Ronnie Wood took to Twitter with his own statement and photos of the late singer, writing, “God bless you Tina, the Queen Of Rock And Soul and a dear friend to our family. Love and prayers to all of Tina’s family, friends, and loved ones.”
A Survivor and a Badass. Every note she sang shook the room and shook your soul. There will never be another like her. Shake the roof off of Heaven Tina Turner🎤🔥💔
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) May 24, 2023
Singer Diane Warren called Tina Turner a “survivor and a bada**” before adding, “Every note she sang shook the room and shook your soul. There will never be another like her. Shake the roof off of Heaven Tina Turner.”
RIP Tina Turner.