Tributes pour for music star Tina Turner who passed away age 83

Tributes are flowing for the Queen of rock'n roll Tina Turner after it was revealed today she had passed away aged 83.

The music superstar whose career spanned for five decades touched many people's hearts with thousands flocking to social media to express their love for Turner.

She is best known for songs such as 'Proud Mary', 'What's Love Got to Do With It' and 'The Best'.

"Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock'n Roll' has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland," her publicist said in a statement.

"With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model."

Roger Davies, Tina Turner's manager of 30 years, hot off the tributes for the star.

"Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent," Davies said.

"From the first day I met her in 1980, she believed in herself completely when few others did at that time.

"It was a privilege and an honour to have been a close friend as well as her manager for more than 30 years.

"I will miss her deeply."

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said he was "very sad" to hear the news of Turner's passing.

"That is terrible news I have to say simply 'The Best' has got to be the best pick-me-up songs in the world if you are having a bad day you just want to hear something like that," Hipkins told Flava Radio.

Meanwhile, in the US, the White House said in a statement Turner's death was "incredibly sad" and a massive loss to communities who loved her and the music industry.

Women's Aid said they are sad to hear of the star's passing.

"A survivor of domestic abuse who went on to inspire other women, & recently chose to support Women's Aid for the 5th anniversary of @TinaTheMusical, she will always be #SimplyTheBest."

Celebrities have joined the outpouring of love and condolences for Turner.

"The world just lost one of the greatest performers of all time. I'll be forever grateful for the time we spent together on tour, in the studio and as friends. Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your incredible voice. My condolences to her husband Erwin and Tina's family. It's Only Love...and that's all," Canadian singer Bryan Adams tweeted.

"Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time, the legendary queen of rock n’ roll Tina Turner. I've seen her many many times and hands down, she gave one of the best live shows I've ever seen. She always gave you your money's worth," former American basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson tweeted.

Members of the Rolling Stones shared pictures of Turner on social media.

"I'm so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner. She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her," Singer Sir Mick Jagger tweeted.

"God bless you Tina, the Queen Of Rock And Soul and a dear friend to our family," drummer Ronnie Wood tweeted.