Tributes poured in worldwide from the public and celebrities as news broke that legendary Musician David Bowie had passed away from Cancer aged 69.
His son Duncan Jones issued a statement on his social media account saying “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer”, and asked for privacy for his family at this time.
The Legend has had an iconic music career that started in the 70s and was the first to break new ground and boundaries. He was well known for his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, and for his androgynous and exuberant image. His image preceded the 70s glam pop era and many will forever picture him with his blue and red painted thunderbolt face, bright red hair and smoky dark eyeliner.
His most successful hits include Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel and Life on Mars.
Huge stars continued to pour in tributes to Bowie over Social media, many of whom attributed him as inspiration for pathing the way.
PM: I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
David Bowie, you will be sorely missed. Bowie’s “Changes” and the Ziggy story songs were a major influence for me. pic.twitter.com/N1nkD9h82W
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace #RIPDavidBowie
Bowie had only just released his latest album ‘Blackstar’ on his birthday, on Friday. Critics have praised the album with many saying it was his last parting gift to the world.