The world is mourning the death of David Bowie. The musical genius passed away on Jan. 10, and fans are posting touching messages on Twitter to honor David’s legacy.
David Bowie has died, and his fans are grieving. Just two days after celebrating his 69th birthday, the legendary singer and actor died on Jan. 10 after a short battle with cancer. Fans immediately took to Twitter to mourn the loss of a “true legend” and thank him for his incredible music.
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The heartbreaking announcement was made on David’s website. The statement said he “died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.” News of his death was surprising to everyone, to say the least. David released his final album, Blackstar, on Jan. 10. He made sure to give his fans one last taste of greatness before he passed.
David produced hit song after hit song over the course of his career. From “Heroes” to “Changes” to “Rebel Rebel,” David was constantly reinventing himself musically, and he created many memorable personas to go along with his music. Stream his music ad-free on Amazon Prime now. After hearing the news of his death, fans flooded Twitter to offer their condolences and reflect on the legend’s amazing life.
RIP David Bowie. We love you. Forever grateful for the immeasurable beauty and magic you showered upon us all. Star man always.
— Aine Belton (@AineBelton) January 11, 2016
You can argue no one in the ’70s was better or more prolific than David Bowie. And he was in Labyrinth! Didn’t see this one coming, RIP
— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonPBP) January 11, 2016
David Bowie, RIP. He moved the Overton Window in the right direction, towards weirdness & experimentation. — Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) January 11, 2016
The world just lost a true legend – rest in peace David Bowie — Ryos (@RyosOfficial) January 11, 2016
But David wasn’t just a singer. He notably starred as Jareth the Goblin King in the 1986 epic Labyrinth and Zoolander. He also had a role in The Prestige, alongside Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. David leaves behind his wife, Iman, and children Duncan Jones and Alexandria Zahra Jones, as well as millions of fans. He will be deeply missed.
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