LONDON (AP) — Tributes have poured in for singer David Bowie, who died Sunday aged 69. Politicians, entertainers, actors and astronauts have expressed their sadness about his passing. Here is a look at some of the reactions:
Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, posted a picture of his smiling father 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
Astronaut Tim Peake, who is aboard the International Space Station:
Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many. @DavidBowieReal
— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) January 11, 2016
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: "David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is. - Iggy Pop"
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) January 11, 2016
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2016
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the BBC he remembered Bowie's early rise to stardom:
"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," Welby said. "Extraordinary person."
British Prime Minister David Cameron:
I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair:
"He was a brilliant artist and an exciting and interesting human being." Tony Blair's tribute to David Bowie: https://t.co/3quiLwZyCt
— Tony Blair Office (@tonyblairoffice) January 11, 2016
London Mayor Boris Johnson:
Terrible news to hear Brixton born David Bowie has died. No one in our age has better deserved to be called a genius
— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) January 11, 2016
Comedian Ricky Gervais:
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
Rapper Kanye West:
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
Singer Pharrell Williams:
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace 🖖🏾 #RIPDavidBowie
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
Actor Mark Ruffalo:
Rip Father of all us freaks. Sad sad day. Love always Legendary singer David Bowie dies at 69 https://t.co/ezRx7NVhSC # via HuffPostEnt
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 11, 2016