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11 January 2016, 09:59 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10
The news that Davie Bowie had lost his battle to cancer aged 69 left the music world in shock - the stars have paid tribute to the legend.
The legendary singer David Bowie lost his battle to cancer aged 69, and the world woke to the shock news that he had been batting the illness in secret for 18 months.
An iconic musician and performer, David sold over 140 million records in his career, had 61 UK Top 40 hits, 5 UK number one singles and 9 UK number one albums and countless awards.
His son, Duncan Jones, broke the news to his fans this morning (11th January), "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."
Being a musical inspiration to so many, the stars took to Twitter to share their grief at the loss of a musical icon:
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
I pray for his friends and family.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie. A music Legend !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace #RIPDavidBowie— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
RIP Bowie pic.twitter.com/uyOXmM2pYq— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) January 11, 2016
David Bowie.— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) January 11, 2016
We love you David Bowie RIP. True Legend. pic.twitter.com/mCxv7RQdQO— Galantis (@wearegalantis) January 11, 2016
can't believe the great Bowie is dead, listened to his music thinking what it would be like to write with ziggy stardust RIP #ALegendIsLost— Labrinth (@Labrinthda1st) January 11, 2016
A man who changed the world of music.. Thank you! Rest In Peace Mr David Bowie xxx https://t.co/FSqnV9cy8N— Jess Glynne (@JessGlynne) January 11, 2016
Can't quite believe the news about David Bowie. He was one of those people I thought would live forever.— Jim Chapman (@JimChapman) January 11, 2016
Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert i ever saw in Detroit! R.IP. #rebelheart pic.twitter.com/hGfxI967Bw— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
Talented . Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever! #rebelheart pic.twitter.com/k3k3lfL3Bv— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
So lucky to have met you!!!! Hot Tramp I love you So! #rebelheart pic.twitter.com/INKPRCeofK— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016