After a grueling battle with cancer, David Bowie passed away yesterday at the age of 69. His son, Duncan Jones, confirmed the sad news via Twitter early this morning, writing "Very sorry and sad to say it's true." Bowie released his 25th studio album, “Backstar,” on Friday, two days before his death. His producer said the album was timed to be “his parting gift.” Celebs have taken to social media to share their thoughts in remembrance of one of the greatest artists of our generation.
1. . Madonna
The material girl was devastated, calling Bowie a genius and a game changer. She later posted a throwback photo of herself with the man who fell to Earth, writing “So lucky to have met you! Hot Tramp I love you so!”
2. . Kanye West
Kanye called Bowie one of the most important inspirations in his life.
3. . Cher
In the words of Cher, "a legend is gone."
4. . Ava Duvernay
Ava DuVernay shared this beautiful photo of Bowie with wife of 24 years, Iman. "One of the greats. Thank you," she wrote.
5. . Kat Dennings
To Dennings, Bowie was a "musical north star." "He will never be surpassed," the actress wrote.
6. . Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo was one of many to pay homage to the "father of all freaks" via social media.
7. . Anderson Cooper
Like many others, Anderson Cooper was in shock at the news.
8. . Elijah Wood
"He has descended into the cosmos from whence he came," wrote Wood.
9. . Questlove
Questlove tweeted out a thank you on behalf of all the Earthlings Bowie inspired during his lifetime.
10. . Gene Simmons
"You will be sorely missed," wrote Simmons.
11. . Gwendoline Christie
The Game of Thrones star thanked Bowie for the impact her made on her life.
12. . Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono said that she and John Lennon considered Bowie so close that he was family.