Oprah Winfrey Remembers What Tina Turner Told Her ‘When Her Time Came to Leave This Earth’: She’d Be ‘Excited’

“I am a better woman, a better human, because her life touched mine,” Winfrey shared of Tina Turner, who died on Wednesday at age 83

Oprah Winfrey is remembering her dear friend Tina Turner.

Following the news of Turner’s death on Wednesday, Winfrey, 69, shared a carousel of photos on Instagram of her and the music icon spending time together over the years.

“I started out as a fan of Tina Turner, then a full-on groupie, following her from show to show around the country, and then, eventually, we became real friends,” she captioned the post. “She is our forever goddess of rock ‘n’ roll who contained a magnitude of inner strength that grew throughout her life.”