Tributes flow for David Bowie as the world comes to terms with our great loss

Overnight millions of messages, memories and photos have been shared about the legendary David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday,

Overnight millions of messages, memories and photos have been shared about the legendary David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday, following an 18-month battle with cancer that he managed to keep secret from the world.

From celebrities to politicians, fans to support crew on his world tours, tributes are flowing in as the world comes to terms with the fact that David Bowie will no longer be pushing the boundaries of music and art.

Paul McCartney posted the above image and wrote on his Facebook page:

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

Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais, fresh from hosting the Golden Globe awards, recalled the moment he first met Bowie, who would later appear on his TV show Extras playing himself and taking the mickey out of Gervais.

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger, wrote:

Bowie’s son, film director Duncan Jones, tweeted:

Sky news reports that Bowie’s new album, Blackstar, released just three days before his death, is expected to reach number one in the British charts this week.

Its lead single, Lazarus, opens with the lyrics: ‘Look up here, I’m in heaven.’

The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, said: ‘I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of reinvention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.’

Both Madonna and Molly Meldrum hailed David Bowie as a “genius”, whiel an Aussie music promoter wanted the world to know that the huge star was always a gentleman.

“He was one of the nicest people in the industry. When you combine amazing talent with such a nice guy, it’s hard to imagine, it puts a smile on my face thinking about that. He came from that generation of gentlemen. He was always a gentleman, said Paul Dainty, who toured Bowie several times in Australia and New Zealand.

What words would you like to share in memory of David Bowie?


  1. I was listening to a tv program last night and one of his music video’s was shot in a small Australia outback town, they showed you part of the clip it looked intresting , I would love to see the whole thing

  2. We’ were in a book shop in Paddington in Sydney years ago my partner quietly said that is David bowie over there he looked up and smiled the next day he was in the news saying that he loved this country because he could walk down the street and people knew was but left him alone

  3. This man wasn’t just a great poet through his song but he bought about an acceptance of how one appears in life. When I was a wild wooly woman his songs filled my home. I must have driven the neighbors mad playing his music over and over

  4. He was an extraordinary talent that we have never witnessed before and probably never will again, such a tragic loss

  5. I think of David Bowie as a meteor. He flashed across our lives, burning bright and then was gone.

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