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David Bowieâ€™s death has saddened the whole world beyond any imagination. The man who ruled the world of music for the last close to fifty years was fighting liver cancer for more than 18 months and succumbed to it two days ago. He was 69.
David Bowie was an iconic rock and roll star whose popularity touched the entire world. This is the reason that his fans in every part of the world are mourning his loss.
It is amazing to see the outpouring of the emotions for a person who we all know was suffering from many diseases for the last one decade and suffering from liver cancer for around 18 months.
The death came for the rock star merely two days after the release of “Blackstar”, his 29th album, which had been timed to coincide with his birthday. The singer had kept a low profile in recent years after reportedly suffering a heart attack in the 2000s, and it had not been widely known that he was struggling with cancer.
Born in the year 1947 in South London as David Jones, he came of age in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had a striking androgynous look in his early days and was known for changing his looks and sounds. The stuttering rock sound of “Changes” gave way to the disco soul of “Young Americans,” co-written with John Lennon, to a droning collaboration with Brian Eno in Berlin that produced “Heroes.”
His death is being condoled by almost every who is who across the world.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:
“I wish he could have stayed on earth longer. RIP.”
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby:
“I remember sitting listening to his songs endlessly in the ’70s particularly and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron:
“Genius is an over-used word but I think musically, creatively, artistically David Bowie was a genius.”
“For someone of my age he provided a lot of the soundtrack of our lives.”
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair:
“From the time I saw his Ziggy Stardust concert as a student, I thought he was a brilliant artist and an exciting and interesting human being.”
Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny who worked with David Bowie on the song “This Is Not America”:
“He carried the kind of broad view of music and art that was inspiring to me as a collaborator and a fan. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to be around him.”
London Mayor Boris Johnson:
“No-one in our age has better deserved to be called a genius.”
Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer:
“David always did it his way and his way was the least obvious way. He was a true genius who proved it over and over again through groundbreaking albums. I co-produced his new album ‘Blackstar.’ He sang with powerful energy and determination, his performances were brilliant. He will live forever in our hearts, mine especially.”
Comedian Ricky Gervais:
“I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.”
Rapper Kanye West:
“David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.”
Singer Pharrell Williams:
“David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace.”
Actor Mark Ruffalo:
“Rip Father of all us freaks. Sad sad day. Love always.”
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of David Bowie. It was an honor and a privilege to release his music to the world.”
Jim Nicola, artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop, where the musical “Lazarus” is playing with Bowie songs:
“We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Bowie on his theatrical piece, ‘Lazarus,’ and we look forward to honoring his work onstage as ‘Lazarus’ plays its final performances.”