A publicist for the Simply the Best singer announced her death on Wednesday, revealing that Tina had died aged 83. Reacting to the news, Beyoncé wrote on her website "My beloved queen. I love you endlessly. I'm so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done."