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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singers Beyonce Knowles (L) and Tina Turner perform onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Throughout Beyoncé’s career, the multi-hyphenate entertainer has shown Tina Turner a lot of love and respect. So following the news of Turner’s passing on Wednesday (May 24), the Renaissance creator took to her website to pen a tribute to the “What’s Love Got to Do with It” singer.

“My beloved queen, I love you endlessly,” Beyoncé’s message began. “I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way.”

“You are strength and resilience,” she continued. “You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”

The two performed together at the 2008 Grammy Awards where Turner performed her ’80s classic “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Beyoncé later joined the icon on stage where they both performed “Proud Mary.”

In a resurfaced clip from one of many of the Beyhive’s fan accounts, Beyoncé is seen rehearsing with Turner before they took the Grammy stage. The “CUFF IT” singer said how she admired Turner since a young girl.

“When I was a kid and I saw her tapes, I wanted to be like her,” Beyoncé is heard saying in the clip. “This is literally a dream to me because she’s the ultimate. To actually be on the stage with her is crazy.”

Prior to Beyoncé’s 2008 performance with Turner, the Lemonade creator was tapped to perform a tribute for Turner as she was being awarded the Kennedy Center Honor by President George W. Bush in 2005.

“I’ll never forget the first time I saw you perform,” Beyoncé said to Turner, per Rolling Stone. “I never in my life saw a woman so powerful, so fearless, so fabulous — and those legs!”

RELATED: Tina Turner Dies at 83: Reactions from the Entertainment World and Beyond

Beyonce’s mother, (who is also named Tina), Tina Knowles posted a throwback of her daughter and Turner rehearsing for the Grammys performance.

“I remember this day like it was yesterday,” Knowles began her message on Instagram. “It was the day that Beyoncé was to rehearse with Tina Turner for the Grammys. We were both so excited and when she arrived and we were told that she was in the other room we all witnessed Beyoncé, turning into a five-year-old actually skipping across the floor to embrace her. (I was the biggest fan and had my own story of when I met Tina in 1980.)”

“Beyonce always talked about the two Tinas that she loved and admired. She had done a tribute to her years before at the Kennedy Honors and we had a chance to meet her there She was lovely. She was bigger than life, but this was different. She actually got to perform side-by-side with Tina Turner!,” Knowles excitedly explained. “They had so much laughter those days and it is one of Beyonce’s best memories. The world is a less better place without this legendary, gorgeous resilient woman. When I need to get my super strength together and know that I can overcome anything I think of Tina Turner who started over in her mid 40’s and became the biggest superstar. It always gives me hope that it’s not about the age it’s about the person.”

“Today I celebrate this amazing, beautiful, resilient queen she will be sadly missed. She was ‘Simply The Best’,” she concluded.

The legendary singer died at her home near Zurich in Switzerland after a long illness, her team announced on Wednesday. She was 83.

Tina Turner Dies at 83: Reactions from the Entertainment World and Beyond

  • Beyonce

    Beyonce paid tribute to Turner via a statement on her official website. She said, “My beloved queen. I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”

    Beyonce and Turner performed together in 2008 at the Grammy Awards.

  • Diana Ross

    “Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones.”

  • Mariah Carey

    “The words legendary, iconic, diva, and superstar are often overused and yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many more – an incredible performer, musician and trailblazer. To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Her music will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in Peace, Queen.”

  • Mick Jagger

    “I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”

  • Dionne Warwick

    “Another longtime friend has made her transition. Not only will I miss that eternal ball of energy named Tina Turner but the entire world will also find this void in their lives. My condolences to her husband and other members of her family. Rest in Peace my friend!”

  • Dolly Parton

    “Now she’s rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on to glory. Roll on Tina. We will always love you!”

  • Debbie Harry

    “I was a benefactor of the energy, creativity and talents of Tina Turner. A woman who started in rural Nutbush, TN cotton fields and worked her way to the very top. Tina was a great inspiration to me when I was starting out and remains so to this day. Love you Tina. RIP.”

  • John Fogerty

    “So deeply sad to hear about Tina Turner’s passing… I loved her version of Proud Mary! It was different and fantastic. I was also so happy because she chose my song and it was her breakthrough record.”

  • Halle Berry

    “I’ll never forget this day at the Legends Ball when I met Tina Turner! She rearranged me with her conversation, her spirit, her depth of character, her grace and most of all her ability to be ordinary and a LEGEND at the time! The world will be missing one bright light tonight!”


    “The NAACP mourns the loss of the queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner, whose pioneering artistry and triumphant life story have inspired millions for decades. Her impact will be felt for generations to come in the music industry and beyond. #RestInPower”

  • President Joe Biden

    “Before she was the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner was a farmer’s daughter in Tennessee. As a child, she sang in the church choir before becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time.

    In addition to being a once-in-a-generation talent that changed American music forever, Tina’s personal strength was remarkable. Overcoming adversity, and even abuse, she built a career for the ages and a life and legacy that were entirely hers.

    Jill and I send our love and prayers to her husband Erwin, the rest of the Turner family, and fans around the world who are mourning today for the woman they agree was ‘simply the best.'”

  • Vice President Kamala Harris

    “Tina Turner was a spectacular light whose life was a testament to all those who believe in what can be, unburdened by what has been.

    From Nutbush, TN to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, her strength, voice, and signature moves inspired millions. Tina Turner was simply the best.”

  • Barack Obama

    “Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy. Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade.”

  • Bill Clinton

    “I loved Tina Turner and will never forget meeting her when she came to Little Rock for a concert after releasing ‘Private Dancer’ in 1984. We met again on her 67th birthday in St. Petersburg, where she and Elton John sang for a charity event. She still had it — talent, style, energy, and authenticity — a priceless gift to music lovers everywhere. May she rest in peace.”

  • Ronnie Wood

    “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.”

  • Geezer Butler

    “Sad to hear of Tina Turner passing. I saw her on her first major tour, supporting The Rolling Stones at Birmingham Odeon on 1966 & became an instant fan. RIP.”

  • Billy Corgan

    “RIP to the legendary Tina Turner.”

  • John Cusack

    “No matter how bad things got – you could always listen to Tina Turner – and keep rollin.”

  • Live Nation

    “Tina Turner’s powerful voice and electrifying performances have and will continue to stand the test of time. Her passing is a great loss but her legacy will forever be felt across the music industry and by the millions of fans and artists she has impacted throughout her career.”

  • Ringo Starr

    “God bless Tina turner, peace and love to all her family Ringo, peace and love.”

  • Paul Stanley

    “RIP TINA TURNER- What a voice. What a life. What a loss.”

  • John Cleese

    “Very sad to hear about the passing of Tina Turner. Her talent was beyond measure.”

  • Maria Shriver

    “Tina Turner was iconic, talented, and fierce. What a journey. What a life, filled with great highs and great lows. She left an abusive marriage. She found love again. She made her way in this world, selling millions of albums. She became a mother, she experienced terrible sadness, and she still kept going. She brought joy to so many, even when she was experiencing such tragedy. I’ve always admired her. I first met her as a teenager and followed her throughout her inspiring life. May we honor Tina, and may we continue to play her music loudly and dance!”

  • Ciara

    “Heaven has gained an angel. Rest in Paradise Tina Turner. Thank you for the inspiration you gave us all.”

  • Forest Whitaker

    “Tina Turner was an icon, whom we loved for her voice, her dancing, and her spirit. As we honor her, let’s also reflect on her resilience, and think about all the greatness that can follow our darkest days. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, Tina. You’re simply the best.”

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph

    “This hits hard!”

  • NASA

    “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.”

  • Dan Rather

    “Tina Turner. Icon and Queen of Rock and Roll. A life of triumph and power, in voice, spirit, and impact. May she rest in peace. This one hits hard.”

  • Library of Congress

    “A flower for Tina. This 1962 Ernest Withers photo of Tina Turner, currently on display at the Library’s Not An Ostrich photography exhibition, is larger than life. Just like she was. May she rest in peace.”

  • Magic Johnson

    “Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll Tina Turner. I’ve seen her many many times and hands down, she gave one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. She always gave you your moneys worth.”

  • Diane Warren

    “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.”

  • Kurt Loder

    “RIP #TinaTurner: Simply the best.”

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  • Stevie Van Zandt

    “RIP Tina Turner. One of our greatest RocknSoul voices, performers, and stories. She lives forever in the Underground Garage.”

  • George Takei

    “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, Proud Mary. Raise your voice high in the heavens. You were always simply The Best.”

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