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11 January 2016, 09:36
The iconic singer has passed away, aged 69.
Stars have paid tribute to David Bowie after the legendary artist died yesterday (January 11th) age 69.
The iconic singer had faced an 18 month battle with cancer. This morning, his son tweeted confirming the sad news; "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."
Bowie sold over 140 million records, had 61 Top 40 singles, 9 No.1 UK albums and also had 2 Grammys.
Kanye West took to Twitter to pay tribute to his "inspiration," along with Pharrell, Sam Smith and others from the worlds of fashion, politics and film.
Read their tributes below.
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
I pray for his friends and family.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace #RIPDavidBowie— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016
Terrible news to hear Brixton born David Bowie has died. No one in our age has better deserved to be called a genius— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie ... Such sad news. Rest in perfect peace x pic.twitter.com/GkKbpAAFcZ— Alexandra Burke (@alexandramusic) January 11, 2016
R.I.P David Bowie.— SKEPTA (@Skepta) January 11, 2016