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News |  12 Jan 2016 20:16 |  By RnMTeam

Tributes continue to pour in as communities remember the 'Starman' Bowie

MUMBAI: As the world still tries to contemplate the harsh reality that legendary icon David Bowie is no more with us, some managed to gather words and emotions to acknowledge the artist's influence on their work and lives. Celebrities and fans from various walks of life used social media and other mediums to express their shock, and celebrate Bowie’s life that lasted unparalleled 69 years. Bowie was a musician, a poet, a science enthusiast, political, a master of reinvention and a universal symbol of 'self-appreciation' and ‘self-acceptance’, and his legacy touched souls and inspired brains of various people from these communities.



Kanye West

Yoko Ono


󾍛🏼󾍀 Spent a substantial time studying and learning this great mans music at school. Mr. Bowie.. planet Earth will miss you.

Posted by Disclosure on Sunday, 10 January 2016

Bruce Springsteen

Paul McCartney

Ozzy Osbourne

Science community

Neil Degrasse Tyson

Space X CEO Elon Musk

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield, who performed 'Space Oddity' in the Space Station back in 2003, wrote, "Ashes to ashes, dust to stardust. Your brilliance inspired us all. Goodbye Starman."

The Queen's guitarist and astrophysicist, Brian May released a statement on his official website -

"I don't know if I can react immediately. He was a fearsome talent, and the loss to Music and Culture from his passing is inestimable. In and out of our lives, always challenging and innovative, and … shocking. But this news is hard to take in," Very sad. Sincere condolences to his family. But what a life. All hail, David Bowie, Star Man, Hero. RIP."

Tim Peake, currently on board the International Space Station as part of Expedition 46

International Space Station

David Bowie, thank you for inspiring people on and off Earth. Rest in peace. In honor, Canadian Space Agency astronaut...

Posted by International Space Station on Monday, 11 January 2016

Actors, TV hosts and Comedians

Anderson Cooper

Eddie Izzard comedian

Adrian Grener

Russel Crowe

Ricky Gervais


David beckham

A creative genius and influence over us all.. Rest In Peace STARMAN

Posted by David Beckham on Monday, 11 January 2016

Peter Schmeichel

Arsene Wenger paid tribute to Bowie during his weekly press conference before the game against Liverpool

Wenger said: “I am a fan of his music. The message he gave to my generation was important - be strong enough to be yourself.”

John Cena

Lewis Hamilton


UK Prime Minister David Cameron offered his condolences through Facebook and Twitter.

Cameron tweeted

On his facebook post, Cameron paid more tribute calling him a master of reinvention

"David Bowie was someone who people of my age, and those quite a bit older, felt we grew up with. He provided a soundtrack to our lives, from the first time I heard Space Oddity to the pride of welcoming British athletes at the London Olympics to one of his masterpieces - 'Heroes'. He was also a master of reinvention, who kept getting it right, leaving a body of work that people will still be listening to in a 100 years time. He was someone who truly deserves to be described as a genius."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called Bowie a great musician and an entertainer. Speaking on a radio show, Corbyn added -

"As soon as I heard of his death, very, very sad, Life On Mars comes flowing back into my mind. Wonderful song, wonderful guy," he said.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the BBC 4 programme said

"I'm very very saddened to hear of his death. I remember sitting and listening to his songs endlessly in the '70s particularly, and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had."

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeted the lyrics to Space Oddity:

Fans celebrated his life in ways Bowie would approve of

Fans gathered in Brixton, Bowie's birth town, and formed an impromptu street-party, and a mass sing-along of some of the legend's greatest hits

David Bowie fans singing "Starman"

Fans of David Bowie gathered in his hometown of Brixton this evening and sang "Starman" in unison.

Posted by Consequence of Sound on Monday, 11 January 2016

Another video

Red Hot Chilli Peppers' bassist Flea (also a huge fan of the Bowie) inked his icon's name on the left shoulder

And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds.

Posted by Flea on Monday, 11 January 2016


Shekhar Kapur: My fav #DavidBowie song... blew us all away when it first came out 'Ground Control to Major Tom'

Anil Kapoor: Today a legendary songwriter and performer has left us. But his legacy will live on. Rest In Peace #DavidBowie.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Fond memories of picturising a fabulous remix of the song "Lets Dance" by #DavidBowie, for Page3 movie in 2005. RIP #DavidBowie.

Ranvir Shorey: Sad to see you go, @DavidBowieReal. Style Icon. Musical genius. Legend. RIP.

Vishal Dadlani: The great ones check out with their boots on. #DavidBowie #Lemmy #RIP.

Vir Das: Put the Bowie greatest hits album on - pay your tribute. Thank you for the music good sir!

Shruti Haasan: RIP David Bowie thank you for the amazing music, art and inspiration.

Ehsaan Noorani posted his tribute through Facebook

Unbelievable #DavidBowie #TheManWhoFellToEarth has gone into the light thank you for the inspiring music , we may never see a true artiste like him for generations to come !!!

Posted by Ehsaan Noorani on Sunday, 10 January 2016