The sudden death of David Bowie has left the music world shaken and distraught. Many artists and fans from all over the world have expressed their shock and great love for Bowie, explaining the impact he left on them as well as music in general. Each person seems to have their own story, including our own editor-in-chief and astronaut Tim Peake, for whom Bowie’s music has left a deep and personal mark on their lives.
Different artists from a variety of genres have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late singer. Brian Eno reflected on his email exchange with Bowie just last week. “It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn’. I realise now he was saying goodbye,” he said.
Twitter has been flooded with heartfelt messages from many artists including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, HAIM, Gene Simmons and Bruce Springsteen to name a few.
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
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 11, 2016
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
Hoping 2 meet u after we heard the news. At Brock’s house watchin your Doc’s & interviews. But no lens could ever capture your point of view
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 11, 2016
What a honor, what a soul. David Bowie, Spirit of Gold. RIP. — Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) 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
can’t believe it. we will forever be inspired by/love u, bowie 💙 pic.twitter.com/oXMq6HuhWY
— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) January 11, 2016
Over here on E Street, we’re feeling the great loss of David Bowie. David was a visionary artist and an early supporter of our music.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 11, 2016
Others used Instagram to express their sorrow, such as U2’s Bono, Justin Timberlake and St Vincent (who seemed to say exactly what everyone’s thinking).
A photo posted by U2 Official (@u2) on Jan 11, 2016 at 5:12am PST
I can never express into words how you will continue to inspire me… Thank you for showing a pimple-faced, curly-mopped kid that DIFFERENT was THE THING TO BE. A GENIUS for the ages and the ages to come. #ripdavidbowie A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on Jan 11, 2016 at 8:37am PST
A photo posted by St. Vincent (@st_vincent) on Jan 10, 2016 at 11:19pm PST