After battling a long illness, Tina Tuner died peacefully in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
With her taste for musical experimentation and bluntly worded ballads, Turner gelled perfectly with the 1980s pop landscape.
In the 1980s, Turner won six of her eight Grammy nominations. In that decade, she landed a dozen songs in the Top 40, including “Typical Male,” “The Best,” “Private Dancer”, and “Better Be Good to Me.”
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said he was saddened by Turner’s death, calling her “inspiring, warm, funny and generous.” He added, “She helped me so much when I was young, and I will never forget her.”
Canadian singer Bryan Adams, who paired with Turner on the 1985 single “Its Only Love,” said, “The world just lost one hell of a powerhouse of a woman.”
RIP lady, you were “simply the best!”