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David Bowie death: Hundreds of fans gather in Brixton to celebrate singer's life

Hundreds of fans have gathered outside Brixton's Ritzy cinema to pay tribute to David Bowie.

Floral tributes have been laid and candles lit in David Bowie's birthplace of Brixton, south London.

Devastated fans gathered outside a mural to a man hailed as having reinvented British culture.

Many carrying messages to the "Starman" were left at the foot of the artwork on the side of Morleys department store, which shows him made up as depicted on the cover of his hit 1973 album Aladdin Sane.

Some people brought their children as they laid their own poignant tributes, watched by cameras from around the world.

Others laid flowers outside a property thought to have been Bowie's childhood home in Stansfield Road.

Tonight hundreds gathered outside the cinema after a Facebook event was set up for a gathering of Bowie fans.

It said: "Bowie's time on this Earth may be over, but he sure left us some great music.

"Today is a day to gather together and celebrate.

"Please share with anyone you think would be able to help with music or any other element of this event - bring instruments, speakers, food and most importantly love."

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