KUALA LUMPUR: Saddened by the loss of music legend Tina Turner, Malaysians on social media are sharing how the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" made an impact on their lives.
One fan who goes by the name Francis Yip Cheng wrote a long tribute saying he grew up watching Turner.
"I grew up watching her rocking the stage and setting MTV on fire with her brassy husky awesome voice and suave moves.
"Her Proud Mary high-pulsating swings got me all rolling on the couch.
"Whether it is What's Love Got To Do With It or Proud Mary, we don't need another hero.
"Tina, you're simply the best," he said.
One user named Norhisham Kadir shared that her ‘Simply The Best’ song has uplifted his emotions on many occasions.
Another user who goes by the name Mahraan Shan said Tina was the best.
"I am gonna miss you every time I hear your songs!
"You are one of the artists that gave us strength and inspiration since the 80s," he said of her.
While a user named Arjun Pannu said that Tina was one of a kind.
"She was an extraordinary legend, there can never be another Tina Turner," he said.
User Raj Maniam thanked her for all the lovely moments he experienced through her music.
"The world has lost an amazing entertainer," he said.
Many others offered their condolences and wished for her soul to rest in peace.
The American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday (May 24) at the age of 83.
She died peacefully after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representative said.
Turner began her career in the 1950s during the early years of rock and roll and evolved into an MTV phenomenon.
Sometimes nicknamed the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll," Turner won eight Grammy Awards in her career spanning decades.
After staging a successful world tour in 2008 and 2009 she retired from show business.
She relinquished her US citizenship and became a citizen of Switzerland.
She battled a number of health problems after retiring and in 2018 she faced a family tragedy, when her oldest son, Craig, took his life at age 59 in Los Angeles. Her younger son Ronnie died in December 2022.