Noel Gallagher Posts Throwback Picture With David Bowie As Tributes Continue
11 January 2016, 13:30 | Updated: 12 January 2016, 13:25
The former Oasis star joins in the tributes for the British icon.
Noel Gallagher has shared a picture of himself with David Bowie, following the sad news of his death.
The photo sees Gallagher from his early Oasis days, laughing with Bowie in what looks like a dressing room.
He captioned it: "One of THE GREAT moments in my life. I regret being a bit too young to fully appreciate it though. God knows what I actually said to him!!"
The Ballad Of The Mighty I singer earlier posted a classic Bowie picture from his Heroes (and subsequently The Next Day) album, with the caption: "Ashes to Ashes..The King Is Dead.RIP Big Man."
Tributes have poured in from the star from every corner of the world.
Friend and collaborator, Iggy Pop, has posted heartfelt message on Twitter, calling Bowie "the best there is":
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
Nile Rodgers' who famously produced Bowie's Let's Dance Album posted a picture with the star, saying Bowie changed his life.
Kanye West called the star one of his "most important inspirations"
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
DJ and Bestival co-founder Rob da bank, wrote he was "shell shocked," and went onto share some of his favourite Bowie music online.
David Bowie - Let's Dance...has never left my record/CD/mp3 box..and NEVER failed me on a dancefloor https://t.co/rGxCdwCoZi— Rob da Bank (@RobdaBank) January 11, 2016
Brian Eno simply wrote: "Words cannot express: RIP David Bowie".
Fun Lovin' Criminals' Huey Morgan added his tribute.
RIP David Bowie. I will miss you.— Huey Morgan (@OfficialHuey) January 11, 2016
Soft Cell's Marc Almond shared his devastation at the loss of such a Bowie and "our youth".
It's not often I truly cry at the loss of an artist but I'm devastated. He meant so much. Goodbye David Bowie and our youth. We loved you. X— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond) January 11, 2016
There will never be another that comes close. It's too much . Just can't take it in. Black day! #DavidBowie— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond) January 11, 2016
Liam Fray of The Courteeners posted several pics of the star, suggesting he was a trendsetter and "ahead of his time".
Gary Numan added that he was a "true legend".
A True Legend. David Bowie. RIP— Gary Numan (@numanofficial) January 11, 2016
The Cult posted on their official Twitter account: "My heart is absolutely broken the sky has fallen so much love to David's family and fans we love you David".
My heart is absolutely broken the sky has fallen so much love to David's family and fans we love you David pic.twitter.com/6Qt0W3OXsI— THE CULT (@officialcult) January 11, 2016
Foo Fighters shared this throwback picture of the singer with themselves and the likes of The Cure, Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins:
Rest in peace, David. pic.twitter.com/9Kv9yM9igh— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) January 11, 2016
Stereophonics, who shared the bill on Bowie's last US tour, also posted another picture with the star, calling him a "lovely, "funny guy".
We shared his last tour across USA ’03…aside from amazing shows, we had five a side footy!! Lovely, Funny guy…RIP pic.twitter.com/pF1SXVYOC3— stereophonics (@stereophonics) January 11, 2016
Frank Zappa's son Ahmet Zappa quipped:
Tributes have been coming from every corner, showing the breadth of Bowie's impact.
Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes early on today, with a tweet, calling him the "master of reinvention".
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
Scottish National Party Leader Nicola sturgeon shared her favourite track from the star.
David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones confirmed the news this morning on Twitter, simply posting a picture of himself with his father as a baby, saying: "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
His wife Iman posted on her official Twitter account, "The struggle is real, but so is God."
An official statement from Bowie's Facebook also read: "January 10 2016 - 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."
Brixton Academy have just added a tribute on their marquee, which reads: "Forever our hero: David Bowie."
Bowie had just turned 69 on 8 January 2016, releasing his Blackstar album on the same day.