Music Reacts To David Bowie’s Death


Music lost a legend.

Late Sunday night (Jan. 10), news broke David Bowie had passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. To many, his passing seemed sudden. Bowie had just released his new album Blackstar, has an Off Broadway show named “Lazarus” and was to be honored at Carnegie Hall with a concert featuring the Roots, Cyndi Lauper and the Mountain Goats on March 31.

The statement read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

Since then, artists have taken to social media to express their condolences, including Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Sia, The Weeknd, Diane Warren, Linda Perry The Foo Fighters, Nile Rodgers and more.

I'm devastated.David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan….

Posted by Madonna on Monday, January 11, 2016

Planet Earth is blue – Bono

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#RIP David Bowie #StardustHeaven

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Farewell Major Tom ?… There are no words. RIP David, another hero remembered #legend #davidbowie

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David Has Gone To Mars. Earth Thanks You #BowieChangedUs #DavidBowie

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Thoughts and heart with David's family and loved ones ?

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