The considered queen of rock'n'roll, Tina Turner, passed away last Wednesday at the age of 83, leaving a void for music lovers. The singer, who recently suffered a stroke, kidney ailments and various diseases, said goodbye at her residence in Switzerland, very close to Zurich.
Many stars, both in music and on television, admired and respected Turner and are saddened by his loss. Among them is her great friend Oprah Winfrey. The presenter is totally devastated by the news, which has caught her far from home.
Oprah Winfrey was in Isola Bella, Italy, attending a Louis Vuitton Cruise 2024 collection show, when she was told the sad news. The presenter was so attached to the singer that she Winfrey was totally affected. According to witnesses, the journalist suffered a slight dizziness, without actually fainting. It was the security team who noticed what was happening and came to her aid.
It all happened to the bewilderment of the attendees. But that was not all, according to the information, a woman did not hesitate to jump the catwalk to help the presenter. Although at that moment she could not leave the place because it was just the end of the parade, the security of the event was able to take her away due to the fear of a possible fainting. Already at the exit, a witness could see how a dozen people took from the palace, between umbrellas, someone who seemed to be the presenter.
There are many occasions on which the friendship between Oprah Winfrey and Tina Turner has been verified. Through photographs, or on television sets, the presenter and the singer have never hesitated to show their affection for each other. The journalist has been by Turner's side in the most important moments of her life, such as, for example, at the premiere of the musical that paid tribute to her.
Winfrey's reaction on social networks has not been long in coming. Through a publication on Instagram, the presenter wanted to write a few lines expressing her feelings towards Turner. "I started out as a Tina Turner fan, then a complete groupie, following her from show to show across the country, and then we didn't really make any friends," she expressed.
"She was a role model, not just for me, but for the world," he continued. And it is that, beyond the friendship they had, Oprah Winfrey felt great admiration for Tina Turner. In addition, she wanted to share with her followers how the singer herself faced death: "Once she shared with me that when her time came to leave this earth, she would not be afraid, but rather excited and curious."
There are many well-known faces who have wanted to show the affection they felt towards the queen of rock'n'roll. Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elton John or Obama, have not missed the opportunity to comment on the matter. Undoubtedly, a star who has changed the musical scene with her power says goodbye, and the support confirms it.