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David Bowie tributes from Madonna, U2, Kanye West, Tim Peake, Ricky Gervais and David Cameron following death of a Starman

A host of the world's most well-known names have paid tribute to David Bowie following the legend's death at the age of 69.

Bowie died following an 18-month long battle with cancer on Sunday.
















His son Duncan Jones, known as Zowie Bowie, confirmed the sad news on Monday, which opened the floodgates for tribute messages across social media.

"Rest in peace David Bowie.x" wrote Biffy Clyro.

"Difficult to imagine a world without the presence of David Bowie. A fan forever. Jim Kerr," wrote the Simple Minds account.

"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." added Josh Groban.

Performers from all genres of music were quick to send their condolences, including My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, rapper ASAP Ferg and 4 Non Blondes star Linda Perry.

It wasn't just singers who shared their grief though; actors, comedians and even the British Prime Minister David Cameron also wrote messages.

Hollywood star Joe Manganiello revealed he's always dreamed of working with David, and is upset that he'll now never be able to.

"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," he shared.

Further Reading

David Bowie: Caral Ní Chuilin, Colin Bateman and Ralph McLean pay Northern Ireland respects to music hero in sound and vision

David Bowie remembered as 'somebody who redefined pop music'

When Bowie was the 'special' boy-next-door in Beckenham

David Bowie tributes from Kanye West, Tim Peake, Ricky Gervais and David Cameron following death of a Starman

David Bowie tributes from Kanye West, Tim Peake, Ricky Gervais and David Cameron following death of a Starman

David Bowie: 7 ways the Starman changed music forever 

"I played David Bowie's "Outside," on repeat for years. It never left my CD changer."

Comedian Eddie Izzard had a message for radio stations around the world with his post: "Please could every radio station around the globe just play David Bowie music today - I think the world owes him that," he asked.

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