So sweet. Former cast member Fred Armisen made a brief, yet special, appearance on the Jan. 16 episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ to pay tribute to David Bowie, who died Jan. 10 after a long battle with cancer. Watch the video here.
To honor David Bowie, who died last Sunday, Jan. 10, Saturday Night Live brought out former cast member Fred Armisen to talk about the time he stayed up really late to watch David’s appearance on the show in 1979.
“When I was in high school and living in Long Island, I stayed up to see David Bowie play on Saturday Night Live,” Fred, who served as a cast member between 2002 and 2013, said during his tribute. “Watching him was for me a life changing experience. He had these backup singers that were like choir singers from the future, and a toy poodle with a TV monitor in his mouth. David Bowie transformed whatever space he was in, whatever medium he was using and, that night for me, he transformed live television.” Fred then introduced David one last time before his performance of “The Man Who Sold the World” from 1979 played onscreen.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, the world lost this beloved talent on Jan. 10 after an 18-month battle with cancer, which before his death was never disclosed to the public. After his passing, the following message was posted on his social media accounts: “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.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were you happy to see Fred return and pay tribute to David? What do you remember most from his career?