Tributes Pour In For David Bowie

11 January 2016, 08:33 | Updated: 11 January 2016, 15:17

David Bowie

Iggy Pop, Gary Numan, Foo Fighters and Brian Eno lead tributes to the British star.

Tributes have been pouring in from all over the world for David Bowie, following the news that he passed away last night(10 January 2015), after losing his 18-month battle with cancer.

Bowie's longtime friend and collaborator Iggy Pop has posted heartfelt message on Twitter, calling Bowie "the best there is":

 

Paul McCartney said in a statement: “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 around the world.”

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"

 

 

Friend and collaborator Brian Eno simply wrote: "Words cannot express: RIP David Bowie".

 

Fun Lovin' Criminals' Huey Morgan added his tribute.

 

Soft Cell's Marc Almond shared his devastation at the loss of such a Bowie and "our youth".

 

Bowie's collaborator in Tin Machine and now guitarist with The Cure, Reeves Gabrels remembered his friend:

 

Liam Fray of The Courteeners posted several pics of the star, suggesting he was a trendsetter and "ahead of his time".

 

A photo posted by Liam Fray (@what_liam_saw) onJan 11, 2016 at 12:59am PST

 

Gary Numan added that he was a "true legend".

 

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".

 

Foo Fighters shared this throwback picture of the singer with themselves and the likes of The Cure, Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins:

 

Stereophonics, who shared the bill on Bowie's last US tour, also posted another picture with the star, calling him a "lovely, "funny guy".

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".

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."

 

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."

 

January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with...

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Bowie had just turned 69 on 8 January 2016, releasing his Blackstar album on the same day.