The precocious Tina Turner revealed who her personage crush was a small implicit a period earlier her death. The iconic instrumentalist died connected Tuesday astatine property 83 aft battling a agelong illness.
In an interrogation with The Guardian astatine the opening of April, Turner said, "I ever had a crush connected Mick Jagger. I loved erstwhile we toured with the Rolling Stones."
On Wednesday, Jagger took to Twitter to grant Turner aft she passed.
"I’m truthful saddened by the passing of my fantastic person Tina Turner. She was genuinely an enormously talented performer and singer," Jagger wrote alongside respective images of Turner.
"She was inspiring, warm, comic and generous. She helped maine truthful overmuch erstwhile I was young and I volition ne'er hide her," helium concluded.
Jagger and Turner person rather the past together. Tina and her late husband, Ike Turner, opened for the Rolling Stones successful the 1960s. Several years later, Turner returned to opening for respective of the band's U.S. shows successful 1981.
Tina Turner revealed a period earlier her decease that her personage crush was Mick Jagger. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith)
Jagger and Turner performed respective songs together, including, "Honky Tonk Woman," "Jumpin’ Jack Flash" and "It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll."
In 1989, the brace performed astatine the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring the Rolling Stones.
In 2018, Turner elaborate sharing a signifier with Jagger successful her autobiography, "My Love Story."
Turner and Jagger performed a fig of times together, starting successful the 1960s. (Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
"How galore women tin clasp up their extremity of the signifier with Mick Jagger? Yet Mick and I ever had the champion clip together," Turner wrote, according to Today.
Elsewhere successful her interrogation with The Guardian, Turner explained however she would privation to beryllium remembered aft she passed.
"As the Queen of Rock’n’Roll," she said successful April. "As a pistillate who showed different women that it is OK to strive for occurrence connected their ain terms."
Tina Turner and Mick Jagger rehearsed their duet for the Live Aid performance astatine JFK Stadium successful July 1985. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive)
The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll's death was announced Wednesday connected Instagram. Turner died Tuesday, aft a agelong unwellness successful her location successful Küsnacht, Switzerland, adjacent Zurich, according to her manager. She became a Swiss national a decennary ago.
"It is with large sadness that we denote the passing of Tina Turner," the connection connected societal media said.
"With her euphony and her boundless passionateness for life, she enchanted millions of fans astir the satellite and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we accidental goodbye to a beloved person who leaves america each her top work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes retired to her family. Tina, we volition miss you dearly."
With admirers ranging from Beyoncé to Jagger, Turner was 1 of the world's astir palmy entertainers, known for a halfway of pop, stone and bushed and blues favorites: "Proud Mary," "Nutbush City Limits," "River Deep, Mountain High," and the hits she had successful the '80s, among them "What's Love Got to Do with It," "We Don't Need Another Hero" and a screen of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."
Janelle Ash is an amusement writer for Fox News Digital.