Oprah Winfrey calls Tina Turner 'forever goddess' in emotional tribute following her death
Tina Turner died peacefully on Wednesday May 24, 2023 at 83
Oprah Winfrey penned an emotional note for late American singer Tina Turner, who died peacefully on Wednesday May 24, 2023.
The Oprah Winfrey Show host turned to Instagram on Wednesday to pay homage to Turner, after her death was confirmed by the legendary singer's rep.
"I started out as a fan of Tina Turner, then a full-on groupie, following her from show to show around the country, and then, eventually, we became real friends," Winfrey wrote alongside a carousel of images of herself with the late singer.
The 69-year-old host further continued, "she is our forever goddess of rock 'n' roll who contained a magnitude of inner strength that grew throughout her life. She was a role model not only for me but for the world. She encouraged a part of me I didn’t know existed."
"Once she claimed her freedom from years of domestic abuse, her life became a clarion call for triumph," Winfrey added.
She concluded her tribute writing, "I’m grateful for her courage, for showing us what victory looks like wearing Manolo’s and a leather miniskirt. She once shared with me that when her time came to leave this earth, she would not be afraid, but excited and curious."
“Because she had learned how to LIVE surrounded by her beloved husband, Erwin, and friends. I am a better woman, a better human, because her life touched mine. She was indeed simply the best,” she Winfrey.