On Instagram, Angela Bassett says goodbye to her role model Tina Turner with emotional words – and quotes her last conversation.
After the death of Tina Turner (1939-2023), actress Angela Bassett (64) also shared emotional words on social media. Bassett played Turner in the 1993 biopic Tina – What’s Love Gott o Do with It?.
She shared on Instagram, where the two women laugh heartily. In addition, the film Tina wrote a moving text. “How do we say goodbye to a woman who took her pain and trauma as her own and used it as a means to change the world?” begins the hymn to the deceased. Turner would have carved a place in rock ‘n’ roll for herself and others who looked like her through her courage and determination, showing those who would live in fear “what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion and freedom should be like. “
Turner’s last words to Bassett
Bassett also shared the last conversation she had with the singer: “Her last words to me – to me – were, ‘You never imitated me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina and she was the world shown.’ I will carry those words in my heart for the rest of my days.”
It is an honor for her to have known the singer and to be able to show her to the world. “She gave us her whole self. And Tina Turner is a gift that will always be ‘just the best,'” Bassett said, referring to Turner’s hit ‘The Best’. The actress concludes the lyrics with the words: “Angels sing you to rest…Queen.”
Music legend had health problems
Tina Turner has died at the age of 83, as the first media reported on Wednesday evening, May 24th. Turner has struggled with serious health problems in recent years. In 2016 she was diagnosed with colon cancer. In 2017 she received a kidney transplant.
“Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’, has passed away peacefully at her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 83 after a long illness,” an official statement said. It goes on to say: “With her, the world loses a music legend and role model.”
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