There was no other person like her, says Cher on her relationship with the late Tina Turner.

While Tina Turner’s celebrity friends, including Cher, one of her closest ones, celebrate her life and legacy, the entertainment industry continues to mourn her passing. During an interview with Ari Melber on MSNBC’s The Beat on May 24, the 77-year-old singer talked openly about her deeper friendship with Turner.

First of all, Cher remarked about Tina, whom she visited frequently as her life drew to a close, “she fought this sickness for such a long time and she was so strong as you would think she would be. Then, in the end, I remember her telling me once, ‘I’m truly ready. Simply, I can’t stand it any longer.”