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Biden celebrates the legacy of Tina Turner: “She changed American music forever”

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, celebrated this Wednesday the legacy of singer and actress Tina Turner, who has died at the age of 83 at her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich (Switzerland), after a long illness. .

“In addition to being a unique talent in a generation that forever changed American music, Tina’s personal strength was remarkable,” Biden said in a statement, stressing that the singer “built a career for posterity and a life and legacy all his own.”

Biden has taken a tour of the life of Tina Turner, recalling that the ‘queen of Rock and Roll’ “was the only woman to win -with twelve Grammy Awards- in the categories of pop, rock and R&B, a sign of her versatility, creativity and broad appeal.

“Millions of people attended his concerts, his dance performances (…) were legendary, and his iconic hits continue to be appreciated and sung at the top of their lungs by generations of fans,” he said, as can be read in a statement from the White House.

The president has indicated that he sends, together with the first lady, Jill Biden, his “love and prayers” to the singer’s husband, Erwin, and “to the rest of the Turner family and to the fans around the world who today mourn the woman who agreed that she was ‘simply the best’.

Biden’s ‘number two’, Kamala Harris, has stressed that Turner’s strength, voice and signature moves inspired millions of people.

“Tina Turner was a spectacular light whose life was a testament to all those who believe in what can be, without being overwhelmed by what has been,” she said.

Former US President Barack Obama has also remembered the singer after her death, joining “fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll and a star whose light will never go out.”

“Tina Turner was wild. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was herself without apologizing: she spoke and sang her truth through joy and pain, triumph and tragedy,” she stated on her social network account. Twitter.

However, the world of culture has said goodbye to Tina Turner, and the networks have been filled with messages of condolences and condolences for the farewell of the iconic rock and roll figure, such as Elton John or Gloria Gaynor. For her part, the Coldplay group wanted to honor the singer by dedicating her concert in Barcelona. “This concert is dedicated to the beautiful Tina Turner,” vocalist and pianist Chris Martin told 55,000 spectators after singing ‘The Scientist’ and before singing ‘Viva la vida’.

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