Tina Turner, who perished at the age of 83, has received numerous tributes since her passing.
The Best singer passed away peacefully on Wednesday after a lengthy illness.
The instant those in attendance at Tina: The Tina Turner Musical learned of the icon’s mortality is now known.
The show has been at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End for the past five years, and the Broadway production has received critical acclaim, numerous award nominations, and a victory at the Laurence Olivier Awards.
On Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, a clip of Kristina Love, who portrays Tina, speaking to the audience was shown.
Overcome with emotion while standing on stage, she said: ‘We’re here tonight because one woman boldly lived her life, from cotton fields to stardom.’
Audience members were audibly applauding Kristina.
After the performance, they were also observed weeping outside the Aldwych Theatre.
Meanwhile, a tweet shared from the musical’s official Twitter page on Wednesday read: ‘We are deeply saddened to share the news that Tina Turner passed away yesterday.
‘TINA: The Tina Turner Musical is a true celebration of this exceptional woman, and in our mourning we continue to celebrate her life, her talent and her joy.’
In a statement shared with PA on Wednesday, Turner’s spokesperson confirmed the tragic news of her demise.
‘Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock’n Roll, has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,’ it read.
‘With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.’
Following the confirmation of Turner’s demise, luminaries including Mick Jagger, Gloria Gaynor, and Naomi Campbell paid tribute to the late Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Turner, who has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first rose to prominence with Ike Turner, whom she later married.
As a result of Ike’s toxic behaviour towards Turner, the couple divorced, and Turner went on to enjoy a tremendous resurgence in her solitary career in the 1980s.