The music world is united in grief this morning with the shocking and sad news that one of the all-time greats, David Bowie, has died.
Musicians and celebrities from Kanye West to UK Prime Minister David Cameron have been paying tribute to the legend, and you can see a selection of them below.
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
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
The light bulb brightened and became the sky. Goodbye David Bowie.
— Mark Eitzel (@MarkEitzel) January 11, 2016
It's not often I truly cry at the loss of an artist but I'm devastated. He meant so much. Goodbye David Bowie and our youth. We loved you. X
— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond) January 11, 2016
it's just a much worse world this morning
— stuart murdoch (@nee_massey) January 11, 2016
Bowie was a singer that truly fulfilled the role of what all great frontmen should be.
— Mike Joyce (@mikejoycedrums) January 11, 2016
I love you forever, David Bowie. https://t.co/N6lwpX7CvO
— Edwyn Collins (@EdwynCollins) January 11, 2016
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) January 11, 2016
Just so sad about Bowie #dave
— Bernard Butler (@Bernard_Butler) January 11, 2016
My heart is absolutely broken the sky has fallen so much love to David's family and fans we love you David ðŸŒ¹ðŸŒ¹ðŸŒ¹ pic.twitter.com/6Qt0W3OXsI
— THE CULT (@officialcult) 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 Has Gone To Mars. Earth Thanks You https://t.co/r37aKrZQCH
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 11, 2016
David Bowie, you gave us some of most courageous, outrageous and beautiful music, thank you for your work, we lost a true Great today..
— Glen Hansard (@Glen_Hansard) 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
R.I.P. David Bowie. You were an icon, you changed the idea of what a man should be, your musical genius will live on pic.twitter.com/29ijZOh6Kp
— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie. A true InspIration pic.twitter.com/My0BrfSqgS
— PIXIES (@PIXIES) January 11, 2016
Bye david, and thanks! https://t.co/cQ2v2MfHR2
— graham coxon (@grahamcoxon) January 11, 2016
Absolutely devastated by the news of #Bowie dying. He is the reason I do what I do. Without him my life would be so different RIP David
— Stephen Street (@StreetStephen) January 11, 2016
If you're sad today, just remember the world is over 4 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.
— Simon Pegg (@Simon_Pegg) 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
Thoughts and heart with David's family and loved ones ðŸ'” https://t.co/juboSMMK6h
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) January 11, 2016
— Brian Eno (@dark_shark) January 11, 2016
RIP Bowie. There's only Dylan, Tom Waits and Neil Young left now
— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) January 11, 2016
Very sad to wake up to the news of David Bowie's passing . He is a true music legend and his legacy will live on forever ..
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) 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
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