WATCH: Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to David Bowie
WATCH: Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to David Bowie
'It’s fantastic,' Jimmy Fallon said about David Bowie's new album, 'Blackstar.' 'Play it loudly and just thank him.'

MANILA, Philippines – Like many famous personalities and members of the music industry, Jimmy Fallon took the time to pay tribute and give a message to the late David Bowie. (READ: Music legend David Bowie dies)

“Before we begin I’d like to say, ‘rest in peace, David Bowie,'” Jimmy started his show on January 11. “Great artist, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, fashion icon, mad genius who also had one of the greatest senses of humor of anyone I’ve ever met.”

He recalled that he talked about David on the show last week, greeting him a happy birthday (David’s birthday was on January 8), and promoted the singer’s newly released album, Blackstar. (WATCH: 5 David Bowie covers from movie soundtracks, rock bands)

Jimmy also said that he and David used to exchange emails with each other from time to time.

He also said that he was trying to think of something funny to say, but it wouldn’t come out right. Instead, he said: “So I’m just going to email you, David Bowie, and if you can check your email in space, or heaven, or wherever you are, you don’t have to email me back. In fact, don’t. It would be weird for me if – so don’t even consider it. Just read it and enjoy what I put in there.”

Jimmy finished by telling his audience to get Blackstar and to “play it loudly and just thank him. Thank you, thank you, thank you, David Bowie.”

David Bowie died on Sunday, January 10 (Monday, January 11 in Manila), after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69. –

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