Musicians React to Death of David Bowie

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This past Sunday, the Star Man faded back up into the sky. Through a post on his official Facebook page, it was revealed that David Bowie has passed away at 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer. This was later confirmed to be true by Bowie's publicist. He will be survived through his wife Iman, daughter Alexandria, son Duncan, and of course, his multitude of fans. An internationally iconic figure in the world of pop culture, Bowie's death went far from unnoticed. Although only announced a mere 2 hours ago, a plethora of artists have already payed their respect to the late superstar via social media:

https://twitter.com/genesimmons/status/686456906525741056

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/686449257767776256

https://twitter.com/theweeknd/status/686464408344768512

https://twitter.com/tmorello/status/686462399231037440

https://twitter.com/DrakeBell/status/686461270841638912

https://twitter.com/PIXIES/status/686461807616258048

https://twitter.com/HARDWELL/status/686449744865046529

https://twitter.com/Pharrell/status/686460230318698496

https://twitter.com/ASAPferg/status/686453852321665024

https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/686450916233318400

https://twitter.com/HAIMtheband/status/686457686506930178

https://twitter.com/madeon/status/686463217988665344

https://twitter.com/gerardway/status/686452668986818561

https://twitter.com/travismills/status/686448974463512577

https://twitter.com/iamKITTENS/status/686453223490650112

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/686453298451230720

https://twitter.com/Zomboy_music/status/686452843667189760

https://twitter.com/9thwonder/status/686460556593610752

https://twitter.com/adamlambert/status/686456157913923584

https://twitter.com/respektor/status/686457182062153728

https://twitter.com/thestorysofarca/status/686464733323497474

https://twitter.com/Imaginedragons/status/686456443227131904

https://twitter.com/JessieWare/status/686460637258592257

https://twitter.com/DILLONFRANCIS/status/686447454724591616

https://twitter.com/INXS/status/686453943384158208

https://twitter.com/boysnoize/status/686454598786248704

https://twitter.com/bastilledan/status/686448717440892928

https://twitter.com/DJWindows98/status/686447644604891136

https://twitter.com/SWIM_DEEP/status/686465887050838016

https://twitter.com/charleshamilton/status/686446010592149504

https://twitter.com/nosajthing/status/686455509373726720

https://twitter.com/youngthegiant/status/686444898287923200

https://twitter.com/therealelp/status/686455300816109568

https://twitter.com/BillyIdol/status/686445947602128897

https://twitter.com/joshgroban/status/686447079791542272

https://twitter.com/MayerHawthorne/status/686446084193796097

https://twitter.com/awonderdj/status/686440312546279424

https://twitter.com/ztrip/status/686463061964668928

https://twitter.com/JoelMadden/status/686445570873950209

https://twitter.com/diplo/status/686450082401529856

On a personal note, I'm having a very hard time letting this one sink in. Part of me doesn't believe it's true.

David Bowie has forever been one of my favourites. From creating a short film to "Where Are We Now" in the 10th grade to listening to "Space Oddity" every time I'm on a flight, his music has always had an incredibly profound impact on my life.

David was always one to preach eccentricity, showing the world that being different wasn't just OK, it is what you should be striving for. Just earlier today I in the process of creating a "Best Albums of January" article for my website which is (and had been) set to feature him. Do yourself a favor and buy Blackstar, his amazing new album that was released this past Friday.

RIP Star Man We will keep shining for you.