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.”
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
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:
Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie's passing RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) January 11, 2016
https://twitter.com/foofighters/status/686460498934538240 https://twitter.com/Satchel666/status/686448517481562112 https://twitter.com/Sia/status/686456800913129472
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.
I feel like the wind has been knocked out of me – I was not ready for this. RIP Bowie.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) 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
David Bowie looked right at me in 1985 when I saw him during the Let's Dance tour. At least he made me feel that way. You will be missed.
— John Feldmann (@JohnFeldy) January 11, 2016
Nothing like the passing of another legend to remind you how everything you love eventually ceases to exist and life is kinda stupid
— Jake Shaw (@jakesaysyousuck) January 11, 2016
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