MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)– Following the announcement of David Bowie’s death, celebrities took to social media to express their condolences for one of Britain’s legendary singers.
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
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie… 1/2— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original. 2/2 #DavidBowie— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace #RIPDavidBowie— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
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
Ricky Gervais, who just wrapped up his hosting duties for the 2016 Golden Globes, posted this on Twitter.
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
RIP David . I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived. #sorrow— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 11, 2016
Rip Father of all us freaks. Sad sad day. Love always Legendary singer David Bowie dies at 69 https://t.co/ezRx7NVhSC # via HuffPostEnt— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 11, 2016
RIP to a true legend. David Bowie pic.twitter.com/hAfuRb67nv— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) January 11, 2016
RIP, David Bowie. Sigh… there were reports that this was a hoax, but apparently it isn't.— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) January 11, 2016
RIP Bowie pic.twitter.com/uyOXmM2pYq— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) January 11, 2016
UK Prime Minister David Cameron
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
He never seemed of this earth. Now he's left it. He bent rules, gender, genres, and our minds. RIP David Bowie. One. Of. A. Kind.— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 11, 2016
Such shocking, awful news. RIP David Bowie.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 11, 2016
RIP. There will only ever be 1 David Bowie. We love you. pic.twitter.com/P9KfRmj7yZ— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) January 11, 2016
Hoping this news about #DavidBowie isn't true— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) January 11, 2016
Really sad news about David Bowie. RIP— Charlie Simpson (@charliesimo) January 11, 2016
David Bowie has been my musical north star my entire life. This hurts even more for people close to me. He will NEVER be surpassed, never.— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) January 11, 2016
On Sunday, January 10 (Monday, January 11 in Manila), David succumbed to cancer at the age of 69. His death was announced on his social media accounts. His son Duncan also confirmed the news.
“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,” the statement read.
Known as one of Britain’s iconic artists, David rose to fame with songs such as “Fame, “Let’s Dance,” “Space Oddity,” and more. Last January 8, his 69th birthday and just a couple of days before his death, David released the album Blackstar.
David is married to supermodel Iman, with whom he has a daughter. – Rappler.com