Singer Tina Turner, nicknamed the "Queen of Rock and Roll," died on Wednesday at the age of 83 after a long illness, her agent announced, and her fans mourned her and recalled her rich artistic career.

Its spokesman, Bernard Doherty, said in a statement that the American star, who also holds Swiss citizenship, died at her home in Kosnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland.

A statement on the singer's Instagram account said Turner "With her musical work and boundless passion for life, she has delighted millions of fans around the world and inspired future stars."

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During her career, which began at the end of the fifties in the United States, Turner won 8 Grammy Awards, the most prominent American musical awards.

With songs such as "Proud Mary" or "The Best", the American singer has thrilled audiences with her striking performance talent on stage.

Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died at the age of 83 📷 Michael Urban

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Songs and successes

Dozens of her songs made the top 40 such as "Tipal Mail, The Best, Private Dance, Better Be Good to Me." 180,1988 people attended her concert in Rio de Janeiro in <>.

After repeatedly stressing that she is not afraid of getting older, Turner told The Guardian in April that she hoped to be remembered as the "queen of rock and roll".

Turner won her bet, as this title was repeated in many messages praising the famous singer.

Among the many celebrities to mourn Turner, Magic Johnson, one of the best basketball players in the game's history, mourned the passing of the "legendary rock queen."

"I've seen her many times (at concerts) and she's been giving, far ahead of others, some of the best performances I've ever seen," he wrote on Twitter.

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Fans commemorate Tina Turner, the trailblazing rocker who died Wednesday at the age of 83. Her powerful voice and imposing stage presence thrilled global audiences for decades

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Obituaries and tribute

Rolling Stones captain Mick Jagger also lamented the death of what he described as a "wonderful friend" and a "tremendous talent" and also praised her "warm, cheerful and generous" personality.

Among the celebrities who also shared obituaries were veteran singing star Gloria Gaynor who said Turner "opened the way for many women in rock music, whether black or white."

Singer Ciara also wrote on Twitter that "heaven has won an angel" with Turner's death, adding: "Thank you for the inspiration you have given us all."

Obituaries have been issued from prominent quarters, including the US presidency, with the White House calling the death of "icon" Turner a "tremendous loss."

Even NASA praised her, writing on Twitter: "Music legend Turner shone on stage and in the hearts of millions."

Simply the best. Music legend Tina Turner sparkled across the stage and into millions of hearts as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. Her legacy will forever live among the stars.

— NASA (@NASA) May 24, 2023

Career and Excellence

Turner, born on November 26, 1939 in the southern state of Tennessee, and her real name is Anna May Pollock, began her career at the age of 16 with the blues band "King of Rhythm", which included among its members Ike Turner, whom she married in 1962 before their divorce in 1978.

Turner and Ike formed the musical duo "Ike & Tina Turner Review", which became one of the most famous black musical compositions in the United States in the sixties of the twentieth century.

In 1966, Ike and his musicians performed for the Rolling Stones concerts on their British tour, opening the door to success for the duo in Europe.

After a period of stagnation following her separation from her husband and the breakup of their contract, Turner regained her musical glories in the eighties, especially thanks to the album "Private Dancer", which included "What's Love Gat to Do Withit", Turner's most successful single, for which she won two of the eight Grammy Awards of her career.

Asked in her interview with The Guardian about her superpower, Turner replied: "It could be demonstrated by me reviving all these solo parties wearing shoes with a 15-centimeter heel."