David Bowie had a formidable career and his music touched the lives of many people, as shown by the tributes that have been pouring in on social media following the singer's death.
Bowie died on Sunday, after an 18-month battle with cancer, but for many his legacy will live on in their hearts and no doubt inspire generations of musicians to come. Among those leading the tributes were Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Boy George and Iggy Pop.
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
Madonna revealed the impact Bowie had on her career.
While the Rolling Stones reminisced fondly about their "dear friend."
The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie... 1/2— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original. 2/2 #DavidBowie— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
Gotham actor Robin Lord Taylor took to Twitter to pay his respects to the fallen star.
The world is a more beautiful place because we had David Bowie. Rest in peace, starman.— Robin Lord Taylor (@robinlordtaylor) January 11, 2016
LeAnn Rimes also had touching words she wished to share with her fans.
American Sniper's Jake McDorman tweeted his gratitude towards Bowie.
One of the few artists I can truly say inspired me as a child, adolescent, and adult is #DavidBowie. I'm forever grateful. We lost a legend.— Jake McDorman (@JakeMcDorman) January 11, 2016
U2 frontman Bono paid his respects with a throwback picture.
Planet Earth is blue - Bono pic.twitter.com/p4GVmnuQql— U2 (@U2) January 11, 2016
And True Blood's Joe Manganiello revealed that Bowie was the one person he always wanted to work with.
People always asked me what actor I wanted to work with the most, and I'd always say David Bowie. Sad I'll never get that chance. RIP— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) January 11, 2016
It was not just music that Bowie shaped but also fashion. Designer Jeremy Scott revealed that his latest menswear collection for Moschino was influenced by the singer.
While Cara Delevingne shared a video of Bowie and his multiple eccentric (and completely awesome) looks.
According to the BBC, Sir Paul McCartney also commented on the "sad news" in a statement. He said, "Very sad news to wake up to on this raining (sic) morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I'm proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world.
"I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever."
Bowie was a phenomenal musician who will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this sad time.
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