It was sad news to wake up to this morning as it was officially announced that singer David Bowie had died after an 18-month battle with Cancer.
My very first introduction to Bowie in the world of film was in 1986 when I went the brilliant and much loved movie, Labyrinth, in which he played the Jareth the Goblin King.[Tweet “”How you turn my world, you precious thing.” – Jareth the Goblin King, Labyrinth”]
He was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor. Bowie was a figure in popular music for over four decades, and was known as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. – Wikipedia
Tributes have been pouting n on social media for the singer who’s career spanned many years.
Official News of David Bowie’s Passing
David Bowie had only just released his latest album “Blackstar” on the 8th January shortly before his death.
Tributes to David Bowie on Social Media
Bowie’s son tweeted about the sad passing of his father.
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
Tributes followed shortly after the sad news was found not to be a hoax.
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
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
Difficult to imagine a world without the presence of David Bowie. A fan forever. Jim Kerr https://t.co/7ItMi6cU1J
— Simple Minds (@simplemindscom) January 11, 2016
Just hearing about #DavidBowie! My condolences to his family and love ones! Your music will remain with this always!?
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) January 11, 2016
"But the key to the city is in the sun that pins the branches to the sky…" #DavidBowie
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace ?? #RIPDavidBowie
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many. @DavidBowieReal
— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) January 11, 2016
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
David Bowie featured image by Adam Bielawski