CNN — As the world mourns the loss of music icon Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, one of the "Top" singer's most famous friends, shared a poignant tribute on her website and social media. Winfrey, who dedicated parts of her landmark daytime talk show in the late '90s and aughts to Turner, said on Instagram Wednesday that the influential pop culture figure "is a role model not just for me but for the world." ” “She once shared with me that when it's time to leave this world she won't be afraid, she'll be excited and curious,” said Winfrey. "I'm a better woman, a better person because her life touched mine. She really was the best. Turner's family said in a statement to CNN that Turner "peacefully" at his home in Switzerland on Wednesday after suffering an undisclosed "prolonged illness". She was 83 years old. Her turbulent life with Ike Turner and their rise to fame was described in the 1993 biopic "What Love Should Do," starring Angela Bassett, who told CNN on Wednesday, "What a beautiful thing Turner has shown to others living in fear." It should look like a future filled with love, compassion and freedom.” Singer Lizzo performed a live rendition of "Proud Mary" at her concert in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday night, and also said she hasn't let her cry yet because of losing Turner, choosing instead to "celebrate what an incredible legend Tina". Turner is and always will be.” "As a black girl in a rock band, I wouldn't have existed without the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll," Lizzo added on stage. While people showed support for Turner's star by placing flowers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, rock legends from Turner's era such as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took to social media to share their sentiments. "I'm so sorry about the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner," Jagger said on Twitter, adding that Turner was "inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me a lot when I was younger and I will never forget her." Singer Roberta Flack paid tribute to Turner, remembering his "meteoric energy on stage" during his 1971 "Soul to Soul" tour in Ghana in a statement shared with CNN. “My friend Tina, thank you for inspiring us to always be what we need to be no matter what life's challenges are. A woman without borders. You will always be my hero in Flack's statement. On CNN's This Morning Thursday, rock legends John Fogerty and Paul Shaffer remembered Turner. Tina was the best. I've been supporting her for years before we recorded "Proud Mary," and I was lucky enough to tour with her with my band Creedence ," Fogerty, who wrote the hit, told CNN. I was so proud that it was the song that took it to the high points of pop music, and at the time, I was so excited that it had finally become a household name. "It was like a whirlwind, it was like a hurricane, it was like a dynamo," Shaffer said of Turner's presence on stage. "No one had ever seen anything like this before." The White House said Turner's death was a "great loss" shortly after the news broke on Wednesday, and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Turner was "a music icon who has had many milestones in her career, many great moments". . ” Celebrities from all corners of the industry continued to send tributes throughout the day on Wednesday. These included Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, Keith Urban, and more.