Damn BBC news app and its notification of breaking news! I don’t normally say this, but a few minutes ago, a glance at my phone showed me “David Bowie passed away…”
To my chagrin, a quick search of authoritative news sites confirmed that it is not a hoax.
His son has also confirmed his father’s death on Twitter.
Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
David Bowie’s official Facebook page has the same announcement.
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with…
Posted by David Bowie on Sunday, January 10, 2016
And just as quickly, tributes to the legend is flooding Twitter. He has touched many lives with his music, as you can see below with the touching messages.
And the stars look very different today #RIPDavidBowie pic.twitter.com/RWjv5i8PSM
— Simply Metal (@TheMetalCore) January 11, 2016
There’s a starman waiting in the sky #RIPDavidBowie
— 80sGirl (@The1980sGirl) January 11, 2016
Ground control to Major Tom…#RIPDavidBowie pic.twitter.com/VLCknP3ulC
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) January 11, 2016
We can be heroes. Just for one day.
?We can be heroes, just for one day? #RIPDavidBowie pic.twitter.com/UvqEqlL7ff
— Monde Hilvano (@MondeHilvano) January 11, 2016
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring” #RipDavidBowie pic.twitter.com/cXIjQO6bUP
— Just Eddie (@eddie_rios_) January 11, 2016
Indeed, the King has headed back to Mars.
The King has headed back to Mars ❤️? #RipDavidBowie pic.twitter.com/rbuegV83Hf
— @BrittanyFurlan (@BrittanyFurlan) January 11, 2016
This is so heartbreaking, especially for those who grew up listening to his songs. While we all this time will come for all of us, it’s still a shock, isn’t it? You just never know…
If you were to see him face to face for a fleeting moment, what would you say to David Bowie?