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Kanye West, Pharrell, Brian Eno Remember David Bowie


David Bowie passed away Sunday after a private, 18-month battle with cancer. The iconic artist was not only an innovative musician, but an actor and fashion icon as well. He collaborated with everyone from Mick Jagger and Trent Reznor to Cher and Luther Vandross, and his worked touched and influenced the lives of countless musicians, performers, visual artists, designers, actors and more with his innovative approach to creativity and reinvention.

Soon after the news of passing was announced, a collection of famous fans and collaborators shared their condolences and reflections on Bowie’s life and legacy.

Bowie’s eldest child, son Duncan Jones, tweeted a solemn confirmation of the news. The director, born Zowie Bowie, is the only child from the rock star’s first marriage to Angie Bowie. 

Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016

Kanye West responded early to the news, offering a touching tribute to Bowie’s “magic” as well as condolences to his friends and family.

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

Brian Eno, who first worked with Bowie during his Berlin era, shared a simple tribute.

Words cannot express: RIP David Bowie

— Brian Eno (@dark_shark) January 11, 2016

Cher, who had performed a medley of classic tunes with Bowie on her variety show back in 1975, revealed her heartbreak at the news as well. 


— Cher (@cher) January 11, 2016

More fans and friends shared memories and more about the star on Twitter.

St. Vincent:


— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) January 11, 2016


can’t believe it. we will forever be inspired by/love u, bowie

— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) January 11, 2016

Louis Tomlinson:

RIP David Bowie. A music Legend !

— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 11, 2016

Ricky Gervais:

I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016


David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace #RIPDavidBowie

— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016

Frances Bean Cobain:

R.I.P. David Bowie. You were an icon, you changed the idea of what a man should be, your musical genius will live on

— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) January 11, 2016


We love you and will love you forever… Such a shock #RIP

— Savages (@Savagesband) January 11, 2016

Diane Warren:

I don’t want to hear about the stupid fashion at the Golden Globes who gives a fuck I want to play David Bowie records. Unreal

— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 11, 2016

Giorgio Moroder:

What a great loss… I was fortunate to work with a genius on “Cat People.” #DavidBowie

— Giorgio Moroder (@giorgiomoroder) January 11, 2016


RIP David Bowie. A true InspIration

— PIXIES (@PIXIES) January 11, 2016

rest in peace David Bowie .

— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 11, 2016

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