Artists Respond To The Death Of David Bowie

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.


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).

Planet Earth is blue – Bono

A photo posted by U2 Official (@u2) on Jan 11, 2016 at 5:12am PST


A photo posted by St. Vincent (@st_vincent) on Jan 10, 2016 at 11:19pm PST