Artists Respond to David Bowie's Death
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:19:34
In news that came as a shock to much of the world, David Bowie (born David Robert Jones) passed away on Sunday, January 10th, 2016. The 69-year-old artist had endured an 18-month battle with cancer.
The always changing, continuously envelope-pushing Bowie has left an indelible impression on not just the world of music, but across culture through his art, acting, and innovations in fashion.
Always growing and never afraid, Bowie has been releasing music for six decades, with his most recent album, the critically praised Blackstar, released in the USA on Friday 8th January, just two days before his death.
Artists from around the world have been giving their condolences and letting everyone know what Bowie meant to them across social media:
The Rolling Stones:
The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie... 1/2— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original. 2/2 #DavidBowie— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons:
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
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace ðð¾ #RIPDavidBowie— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
Rest in peace, David. pic.twitter.com/9Kv9yM9igh— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) January 11, 2016
So sad to hear David Bowie has passed. Impossible to overstate his legacy and the influence he had on so many musicians including us.— The National (@The_National) January 11, 2016
Planet Earth is blue - Bono pic.twitter.com/p4GVmnuQql— U2 (@U2) January 11, 2016
So much love to @DavidBowieReal 's family right now. what a great loss.— sia (@Sia) 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
Cage the Elephant:
R.I.P https://t.co/sVFp8OMWMa— Cage The Elephant (@CageTheElephant) January 11, 2016
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: "David's friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is. - Iggy Pop"— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) January 11, 2016
I literally have no words. RIP you incredible genius ð¹✨ pic.twitter.com/XvxR484IdT— Best Coast (@BestCoast) January 11, 2016
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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