Tina Turner’s Hometown Preparing To Build Statue In Her Honor
The world is still mourning the loss of music legend Tina Turner.
As previously reported, last week a statement shared across Tina Turner’s media accounts revealed that she passed away. Soon after, a rep for Tina Turner confirmed that she died from natural causes. Many celebrities – including Beyoncé, Angela Bassett, Mariah Carey, and Lizzo – have shared how heartbroken they are over Tina Turner’s death.
As expected, Hollywood elites aren’t the only ones mourning the 2-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Over the weekend the mayor of Tina’s hometown revealed plans to build a statue in her honor.
According to TMZ, Bill Rawls Jr., mayor of Brownsville, TN, would like to have the sculpture placed in Brownsville’s Heritage Park, which is near the high school Tina attended as a teenager.
“When Tina stepped on stage, she owned it. We want this statue to represent that passion. Tina was an inspiration to the entire world … She showed the people of Brownsville no matter where you start, you own your story about where you end up.”
Tina was born in Brownsville, Tennessee on November 26, 1939, and ultimately went on to become the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” In a recently resurfaced video clip, media mogul Oprah Winfrey revealed how inspired she was by her talented friend. According to Oprah Winfrey, she started her “Wildest Dreams” TV special with the sole purpose of being able to follow Tina while she toured around the country. She continued,
“I had a wig made so that I could be a part and close to Tina in wigdom, And then I wouldn’t take the wig off. I did it for the show, I did it for the next show, I think we did five or six shows around the country…I started wearing it on the weekends, I started wearing it to bed, I started wearing it at all times.”
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