Familiar local NI faces pay tribute to Tina Turner on social media

David Roy and Jenny Lee
Tributes to Tina Turner have flooded in following news of her death aged 83.


SOCIAL media was ablaze with reaction to the death of Tina Turner last night, including contributions from many familiar names here in the north, who were moved to pay tribute to one of the biggest names in music.

Niall Carson, a former Irish News photographer who now works for the Press Association, recalled capturing Tina at her Dublin concert in 2009:



BBC Radio Ulster DJ and Irish News Cult Movies columnist Ralph McLean also paid tribute...

... as did his Radio Ulster colleague and fellow Irish News columnist Lynette Fay, who described what an inspirational figure Tina Turner had been.


Belfast-based music publicist James Rollins shared his memories of meeting Tina during his years working for her record company EMI.

Jimmy Fay, executive director of Belfast's Lyric theatre, shared his favorite collaboration between Tina Turner and fellow late music legend Frank Zappa:



Alliance Party leader and East Belfast MLA chose to re-tweet former US President Barack Obama's tribute...

... while BBC weatherman Barra Best mirrored the feeling of many fans who never got the chance to see the music legend perform live:

Co Derry singer-songwriter Kate Nicholson also paid her respects: