Kanye West, Madonna, David Cameron and more pay tribute to David Bowie
Kanye West, Madonna and Kasabian are among the artists who have paid tribute to David Bowie after he passed away at the age of 69.
Bowie, who only released his new album Blackstar on Friday (January 8th), died yesterday after an 18-month battle with cancer.
His family announced his passing in a brief statement, which reads as follows: "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
Below are some tweets from artists and actors in tribute to Bowie...
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
RIP. David Bowie. An icon. https://t.co/YI7NSxLitg— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) January 11, 2016
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.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016
Heartbroken. RIP David Bowie.— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) January 11, 2016
You made being yourself look so cool. The universe is only as bright as what you showed us. Truly grateful RIP Bowie pic.twitter.com/0eab3NnvmO— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: "David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is. - Iggy Pop"— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) January 11, 2016
Thank you for everything you brought us. RIP David Bowie xx— florence welch (@flo_tweet) January 11, 2016
On the 5th day he gave us Blackstar. Then he left. Watch the skies. You will see his light. Thank you David Bowie. You helped this kid dream— Paddy Considine (@PaddyConsidine) January 11, 2016
"And Lady Stardust sang his songs of darkness and disgrace. And he was alright...the song went on forever..." RIP the great David Bowie— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie. A music Legend !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 11, 2016
I don't know where I'm going from here but I promise it won't be boring...RIP David Bowie 💔⚡️— Foxes (@iamfoxes) January 11, 2016
R.I.P. Mr David Bowie. He changed everything x x x— Lianne La Havas (@liannelahavas) January 11, 2016
This is a dark day. We've lost our most influential figure in British culture & a wonderful man. I can't quite believe it. RIP David Bowie— Gaz Coombes (@GazCoombes) January 11, 2016
Rest in Peace David Bowie. pic.twitter.com/Ep7QmXPa2D— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 11, 2016
Very sad to wake up to the news of David Bowie's passing . He is a true music legend and his legacy will live on forever ..— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) January 11, 2016
As an artist I feel I've lost a leader today #Bowie— Will Young (@willyoung) January 11, 2016
My heart aches. My God. Rest with the Angels, Mr. Bowie. You. Everything.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 11, 2016
Very sad to hear about the death of David Bowie but through his music he will live forever— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) January 11, 2016
Bowie was the only pop star from my schooldays who wasn't dismayed by punk. It inspired him and he inspired it. A truly transcendent artist.— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) January 11, 2016
I heard Oasis cover Heroes when I was 13, I went on to discover a wealth of brilliant & diverse music from David Bowie, an inspiration— Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) January 11, 2016