As you’ve probably already heard, on Sunday, January 10, legendary music artist David Bowie passed away due to cancer after fighting the terrible illness for 18 months. The outpouring of love and support has continued non-stop since the news broke, as fans and celebrities react to the death of David Bowie on Twitter and other social media.
Of course, many fellow musicians expressed their sympathies. Rapper Kanye West took time from promoting the release of his latest single, “Real Friends,” to write a couple heartfelt tweets, saying, “David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime [sic],” and, “I pray for his friends and family.” Fellow long-time musician Madonna also took to various social media platforms to share her thoughts on the star in three separate posts, writing, “Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! [sic]” and, “So lucky to have met you!!!!” while also calling Bowie “Talented . Unique. Genius. Game Changer. [sic]” KISS frontman and reality TV star Gene Simmons also said the late David Bowie’s music had an effect on him, tweeting, “David Bowie, you will be sorely missed. Bowie’s ‘Changes’ and the Ziggy story songs were a major influence for me [sic].”
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
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
It wasn’t just Bowie’s fellow musicians who were shattered by his loss, with other celebrities coming out to express their sympathies. “RIP David. I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived [sic],” wrote actor Russell Crowe, while Kate Hudson simply wrote “Heart” and emoticons implying hers had broken, alongside images of Bowie in his “Ziggy Stardust” persona. Ricky Gervais, after having just hosted the Golden Globes, wrote, “I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.” Gervais wasn’t the only one of Bowie’s fellow English countrymen to comment on Bowie’s passing; other famous Brits to express sadness include soccer star David Beckham and Prime Minister David Cameron.
RIP David . I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived. #sorrow
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 11, 2016
It is expected that celebrities will continue to react to the death of David Bowie throughout the next few days. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family. Here are a few more celebrity tweets about David Bowie’s death that have sprung up in the past little while:
rip david bowie. you were magic. i am heartbroken
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 11, 2016
Bowie was the greatest. This is sad.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 11, 2016
Thank you #DavidBowie for all the artistry, creativity and music you put in this world. What a gift you gave us. ???????? pic.twitter.com/fJfkuYinxu
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 11, 2016
Talk about a man with a legacy that will never die. You’ll always be my goblin king. ❤️ #DavidBowie
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) January 11, 2016