Image for Music World Pays Tribute To David Bowie, Dead At 69David Bowie, 2002 / Photo: Adam Bielawski / Wikimedia Commons

Music World Pays Tribute To David Bowie, Dead At 69

Written by Tom Williams on January 11, 2016

The shocking death of David Bowie at age 69 is still sinking in, and the legendary musician’s family, friends, fans and collaborators are sharing their condolences in droves.

Posting to Twitter, Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has shared a photo of him and his dad, along with the words, “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”

Bowie, who had his first hit with Space Oddity in 1969, released his latest and final album, (pronounced Blackstar), last Friday, on his 69th birthday.

Creative until the end despite suffering from cancer for 18 months, Bowie will be remembered as a true genius, who pushed boundaries with his music, his androgyny and his alter egos like Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke.

Tributes to Bowie are ringing out across the music industry, with many people shocked and saddened by the sudden announcement of Bowie’s death and recent illness. Here’s a selection of artists who have paid their respects:

https://twitter.com/foofighters/status/686460498934538240 https://twitter.com/Satchel666/status/686448517481562112 https://twitter.com/Sia/status/686456800913129472

Immortal unbelievableA gentleman and a hero RIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPhQhqP7UjY

Posted by Massive Attack on Monday, 11 January 2016

Bowie, who last toured Australia in 2004, released his self-titled debut album in 1967, went on to release a total of 25 studio albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and had an impressive film career too, including appearances in everything from Zoolander to The Last Temptation Of Christ.

Bowie is survived by his children Duncan Jones and Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones, as well as his second wife, Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid.

Catch more music industry tributes to the great man, below.

Goodbye my friend. You gave us everything. Thank you for the music and the dinners and the laughter and the friendship. I will always love you.

Posted by Moby on Monday, 11 January 2016

What words can you possibly say to adequately describe the feeling of loss of such a soul who inspired so many of us and…

Posted by The Dresden Dolls on Sunday, 10 January 2016

Gallery: 25 Iconic Pictures of David Bowie

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