From colleagues to celebrities to fans, there has been a massive influx of condolences, memories and words shared across social media after Bowie's passing in New York following an 18-month battle with cancer.
Here are some of those tributes:
MESSAGE FROM IGGY:— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) January 11, 2016
"David's friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is.
- Iggy Pop"
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
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
Rest in peace, David. pic.twitter.com/9Kv9yM9igh— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) January 11, 2016
Very sad to wake up to the news of David Bowie's passing . He is a true music legend and his legacy will live on forever ..— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) January 11, 2016
I'll never forget the moment Bowie's 'Heroes' started as we entered the stadium at the 2012 opening ceremony. Lump in the throat moment #RIP— Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) January 11, 2016
David Bowie is one of the greatest artists to ever walk this earth. Now flying back thru the stars from whence he came. We were so lucky— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) January 11, 2016
Such sad news. Goodbye Starman. Thanks for all your brilliant brilliant brilliant music. RIP Bowie— James Bay (@JamesBayMusic) January 11, 2016
Oh #Bowie! Always searching and finding. Shedding skins, and showing how creativity can make sense of existential pain. A shaman in our time— Thandie Newton (@thandienewton) January 11, 2016
When I think of art and what's possible, I think of David Bowie. A hero who inspired heroes, he gave us much to love and study. What a life.— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) January 11, 2016
David Bowie: The cleverest and most interestingly brilliant man of our time. What a vacuum he leaves, and how he will be missed. Roger— Roger Taylor (@OfficialRMT) January 11, 2016
Unthinkable. The world has lost one of the most important artists and icons of our time. I was moved immeasurably by David Bowie. RIP.— Hozier (@Hozier) January 11, 2016
Bless you Mr. David Bowie— Mark Owen (@OfficialMarkO) January 11, 2016
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When I heard it sent a shiver through me. I thought David Bowie would live forever. Still, in some ways he will https://t.co/RUNS7mLkWw— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) January 11, 2016
RIP. David Bowie. An icon. https://t.co/YI7NSxLitg— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie. A music Legend !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 11, 2016