Tributes Pour In For David Bowie
11 January 2016, 08:33 | Updated: 11 January 2016, 15:17
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":
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
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"
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
Friend and collaborator 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
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".
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."
Bowie had just turned 69 on 8 January 2016, releasing his Blackstar album on the same day.