The legendary David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday night (Jan. 10) after ending his battle with cancer.
The sad news was broken by his family’s post on his Facebook page.“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.”
While his family, friends, and fans mourn the loss of a music and fashion icon, his talent and legacy will undoubtedly still live in those who knew him best. Bowie, who adopted a list of nicknames including Ziggy Stardust and Bowie, was best known for reinventing the pop and rock music scene in the 70’s and 80’s. His notable singles including “Life on Mars” and “Modern Love,” as well as his eccentric fashion sense influence a number of creatives and musicians among all different genres.
Today, he is survived by his loving wife and supermodel, Iman. Several artist were inspired by his talents and many of them such as Kanye West, The Weeknd, and Ava DuVermay, took to Twitter to express their grief and gratitude:
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace 🖖🏾 #RIPDavidBowie
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
The entirety of my David Bowie gestalt begins and ends with this movie right here. Peace Out! pic.twitter.com/g8pfQvFEeD
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) 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
So much love to @DavidBowieReal ‘s family right now. what a great loss.
— sia (@Sia) January 11, 2016
rest in peace David Bowie .
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 11, 2016
“Time may change me. But you can’t trace time.” Gosh. David Bowie. One of the greats. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/dJgnDoi1Ua
R I P David Bowie
— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) January 11, 2016