Kanye West & Paul McCartney Pay Tribute to David Bowie
Fans gathered at David Bowie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles to hold a candlelit vigil in the hours after his death, as tributes were paid at his former homes in London and Germany.
The iconic singer passed away on Sunday 10 January after an 18-month battle with cancer, and the news has sent shockwaves across the music industry, with stars including Madonna, Kanye West, and Queen, who recorded Under Pressure with Bowie, offering tributes alongside world leaders such as British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Floral tributes also began to mount at a Bowie mural in the singer's native Brixton, south London, and bosses of the local Ritzy cinema posted a moving message to the hometown hero outside the building, which reads, "David Bowie Our Brixton Boy RIP". Locals have also organised a street party to take place outside the venue on Monday night to celebrate the star's life.
Rapper Kanye described Bowie as one of his "most important" inspirations. He wrote: "David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime. I pray for his family and friends."
And the Foo Fighters referred to him by his first name and said "rest in peace". They wrote: "Rest in peace, David."
"The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie..." a message posted on the band's Twitter.com page reads. "As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original... #DavidBowie."
Bandmember Ronnie Wood shared several snaps of Bowie on Twitter and added, "Thinking of you David, God bless..."
Beatles legend Paul McCartney also released a statement remembering the "great laughs" he had with Bowie over the years, adding, "Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together... I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever."