What a sad day for music. After an 18 month battle with cancer, the coolest man to ever to grace the planet, David Bowie, has died.
We don't think anybody really knew what we'd all be waking up to this morning (Monday 11th January). The legend that is David Bowie passed away after a long battle with cancer and the world of music was changed forever.
An official statement was made via Bowie's official Facebook page:
As expected, the outpouring of love and tributes has been absolutely astounding on social media. Let's take a look at just some of the posts from the day:
Shocked stunned and gutted. Today the music industry lost a great Hero. We will miss you David. RIP. M— the script (@thescript) January 11, 2016
Tom Fletcher (McBusted)
Really sad waking up to the news about Bowie. I was played his incredible music constantly as a child. So inspiring.— Tom Fletcher (@tommcfly) January 11, 2016
The Vamps' James
following up with...
Is there life on mars? .. RIP Bowie ...— LunchMoney Lewis (@LunchMoneyLewis) January 11, 2016
I love how Bowie challenged people's perception of gender stereotypes and what an Outsider truly was. He was SO ahead of his time— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) January 11, 2016
rest in peace David Bowie .— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace #RIPDavidBowie— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
So much love to @DavidBowieReal 's family right now. what a great loss.— sia (@Sia) January 11, 2016
David Bowie.— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) January 11, 2016
Very few artists just seem to be imprinted on you long before you knew anything and long before you understood.— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) January 11, 2016