LONDON, ENGLAND (CBS SF) – When news broke of David Bowie’s death, many famous actors, comedians and fellow musicians took to social media to express their love and admiration for the iconic musician.
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January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
As does the official Twitter account of Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones:
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 poured in from all over:
"Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I’m proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever." – Paul Photo of Paul and David Bowie by @LindaMcCartney 1985 #PaulMcCartney #DavidBowie
A photo posted by Paul McCartney (@paulmccartney) on
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
David Bowie. Our greatest, gone and here forever. A world's heart breaks. #Bowie
— Alison Moyet (@AlisonMoyet) January 11, 2016
Oh this is terrible news. We lost an extremely important and influential artist. David Bowie has been a huge inspiration and will be missed.
— LINDA PERRY (@RealLindaPerry) January 11, 2016
DEVASTATED…💔 A LEGEND IS GONE✨🌟✨
— Cher (@cher) January 11, 2016
“Turn and face the strange.” ― David Bowie
— Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) January 11, 2016
So much love to @DavidBowieReal 's family right now. what a great loss.
— sia (@Sia) January 11, 2016
Oh my God not David Bowie
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 11, 2016
Devastated to hear about David Bowie. A true legend who will live forever in his cultural impact. Wow.
— HALSEY (@halsey) January 11, 2016
RIP to a true legend. David Bowie pic.twitter.com/hAfuRb67nv
— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) January 11, 2016
The entirety of my David Bowie gestalt begins and ends with this movie right here. Peace Out! pic.twitter.com/g8pfQvFEeD
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) 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
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
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
David Bowie, you will be sorely missed. Bowie's “Changes” and the Ziggy story songs were a major influence for me. pic.twitter.com/N1nkD9h82W
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 11, 2016
Long live David Bowie. Rest in peace musical legend Ziggy Stardust @DavidBowieReal
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace 🖖🏾 #RIPDavidBowie
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie's passing RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) 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
A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on
you were my favorite. Goodbye
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) January 11, 2016
deeply sad to hear about david bowie / his work means more to me than I can express. what incredible things he did that last forever
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) January 11, 2016
Rest Peacefully my favorite Goblin King 💔 https://t.co/gty9g6uzFH
— Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano) January 11, 2016
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Oh God, rest in peace the genius that was David Bowie.READ MORE: COVID Surge: San Francisco Symphony Announces Updates To Safety Protocols
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 11, 2016
The words escape me, my breath is shallow. We will blast your music in every room today, and light a candle in your name. RIP David Bowie
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) 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
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) 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
— Adrian Grenier (@adriangrenier) January 11, 2016
Rest in peace David Bowie. 💫
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
Deeply saddened. We've lost one of the greatest artists that's ever lived. My love for all you've created is immeasurable. RIP David Bowie.
— Logan Lerman (@LoganLerman) January 11, 2016
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) January 11, 2016
I'm floating in a most peculiar way the stars look very different today… Oh, different colored-eyed companion, #RIP brilliant one.
— Kate Bosworth (@katebosworth) January 11, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear of David Bowie's passing. What an artist, an inspiration. I'd like to think the lights shone bright for him tonight✨
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) January 11, 2016
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This is Major Tom to Ground Control I'm stepping through the door And I'm floating in a most peculiar way https://t.co/7bjfV621hN
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) January 11, 2016
RIP Dear David Bowie
— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) January 11, 2016
People always asked me what actor I wanted to work with the most, and I'd always say David Bowie. Sad I'll never get that chance. RIP
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) January 11, 2016
Absolutely devastated by the death of Bowie. Cannot process this. At this point, the world makes no sense. RIP David. You were a genius.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 11, 2016
"Time may change me. But you can't trace time." Gosh. David Bowie. One of the greats. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/dJgnDoi1Ua
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) 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
Find it hard to believe David Bowie has died. What an incredible life
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) January 11, 2016
— Matt Lauer (@MLauer) January 11, 2016
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) January 11, 2016
Please could every radio station around the globe just play David Bowie music today – I think the world owes him that.
— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) 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
Rest in Peace David Bowie. Legends never die.
— Tommy Chong (@tommychong) January 11, 2016
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 11, 2016
You were my all time. You were the greatest. We'll miss you more than you'll ever know. #DavidBowie We're all Aladdin Sane
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) January 11, 2016
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— danny masterson (@dannymasterson) January 11, 2016