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article imageTributes to music icon David Bowie, dead aged 69

By AFP     Jan 11, 2016 in World

The death of music icon David Bowie drew tributes from around the world Monday, with figures from music and showbusiness recalling his transformation of music and trailblazing, androgynous style.

Here are some of the reactions:

- Madonna: "Talented. Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever!"

- 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."

- Long-term Bowie producer Tony Visconti: "I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry."

- US musician Kanye West: "David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime."

- Singer and producer Pharrell Williams: "David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace."

- British astronaut Tim Peake: "Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many."

- Actor Russell Crowe: "RIP David. I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived. #sorrow"

- Comedian Ricky Gervais: "I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie."

- Cher: "DEVASTATED... A LEGEND IS GONE"

- British rocker Billy Idol: "He inspired us to go beyond the norm & reach out & dispel the void of life in 70's England wth r own art forms...."

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