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The world mourned as one on January 10th 2016 after it was publicly announced had died after an 18-month fight against liver cancer. Tributes poured in from all over the world – over 4 million tweets were cast, as the globe lamented the loss of not only a musical genius but also a creative inspiration to millions of people.

David Bowie Tributes

”He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.” – Tony Visconti

”David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is.” – Iggy Pop

”He meant so much to me and to so many. He was a one-off, a brilliant outlier, always exploring, challenging and inspiring anyone who wanted to push the boundaries of music, art, fashion and society….There are so few artists who can touch a generation as he did, we will miss him badly. Long Live Lazarus.” – Peter Gabriel

”The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie…. As well as being a kind and wonderful man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original.” – Rolling Stones tweet

”For those who were his fans he was a charismatic and exotic creature and still gloriously beautiful even as he approached 70. But face to face he was funny, clever, well-read, excited by the arts, and really good company….. We have also lost a wonderful clown whose combined sense of mischief and creativity delightedly touched our hearts. David Bowie was my Salvador Dali.” – Pete Townsend

”David was always an inspiration to me and a true original. He was wonderfully shameless in his work.” – Mick Jagger

”I’m very very saddened to hear of his death. I remember sitting and listening to his songs endlessly in the ’70s particularly, and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had.” – The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

”David was the personification of an enigma wrapped in mystery, right to the end. Stars don’t shine any brighter.” – Steve Harley

”I love you David. You changed my life. i cannot believe it. Thank you for everything!” – Boy George

”I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.” – Comedian Ricky Gervais

”Talented . Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever!❤ #rebelheart” – Madonna tweet

Rest in Peace, David Bowie.

Photo by Marc Wathieu

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