Beyoncé Pays Tribute to Her ‘Beloved Queen’ Tina Turner: ‘I Love You Endlessly’

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The duo performed together astatine nan 2008 Grammy Awards.

Beyonce Knowles and Tina Turner

Beyonce Knowles and Tina Turner connected shape astatine nan 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards astatine nan Staples Center connected Feb. 10, 2008 successful Los Angeles. Michael Caulfield/WireImage

Beyoncé has shared a connection for her “beloved queen” Tina Turner, who died Wednesday (May 24) astatine property 83.

“My beloved queen. I emotion you endlessly,” Beyoncé’s message, posted connected her website, began. “I’m truthful grateful for your inspiration, and each nan ways you person paved nan way. You are spot and resilience. You are nan epitome of powerfulness and passion. We are each truthful fortunate to person witnessed your kindness and beautiful tone that will everlastingly remain. Thank you for each you person done.”

In summation to serving arsenic an inspiration to Beyoncé, Turner besides collaborated pinch nan vocalist astatine nan 50th yearly Grammy Awards successful 2008. The brace teamed up for a high-energy, strutting type of “Proud Mary,” Ike & Tina Turner’s 1971 screen of nan Creedence Clearwater Revival classic. The divas traded lines connected nan opus and coordinated outfits, pinch Bey successful a metallic sequined mini-dress and Turner successful a sleeveless metallic lamé bodysuit.

Three years prior, Beyoncé had performed nan aforesaid opus solo astatine nan 2005 Kennedy Center Honors successful grant of Turner. Bey’s relentless capacity sewage a double thumbs-up from Turner, watching successful nan audience.

A connection announcing Turner’s decease was posted to her Instagram relationship connected Wednesday. “It is pinch awesome sadness that we denote nan passing of Tina Turner,” nan connection reads. “With her euphony and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans astir nan world and inspired nan stars of tomorrow. Today we opportunity goodbye to a beloved friend who leaves america each her top work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes retired to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

See Beyoncé’s tribute below:

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