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Tribute tweets pour in following the announcement of David Bowie's death

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Bowie is gone but not forgotten: Celebrities pay tribute

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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.

Madonna revealed the impact Bowie had on her career.

While the Rolling Stones reminisced fondly about their "dear friend."

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Gotham actor Robin Lord Taylor took to Twitter to pay his respects to the fallen star.

LeAnn Rimes also had touching words she wished to share with her fans.

American Sniper's Jake McDorman tweeted his gratitude towards Bowie.

U2 frontman Bono paid his respects with a throwback picture.

And True Blood's Joe Manganiello revealed that Bowie was the one person he always wanted to work with.

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.

RIP David Bowie and all the characters within him ❤️

A video posted by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

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."

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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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