David Bowie Dies At Age 69: Artists Tweet Their Goodbyes To Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie Dies At Age 69: Artists Tweet Their Goodbyes To Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie Dies At Age 69: Artists Tweet Their Goodbyes To Ziggy Stardust REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH

David Bowie, whose breakout album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" changed the world of pop and music forever in 1972, passed away yesterday after 18-months of an unknown cancer.

He is survived by his wife Iman Abdulmajid, their 15-year-old daughter Alexandria, and his son Duncan Jones, whom he had with his previous wife, Angela Bowie.

Bowie had turned 69 Jan. 8, only two days before his death. His final album Blackstar was recently released, and the music video for the single on the album, Lazarus, featured Bowie blindfolded on a hospital bed.

One of Bowie’s major accomplishments later in life was creating what is known as the “Bowie Bond,” a financial device that allowed him to raise $55 million from investors in 1997 by leveraging future income from his back catalog.

As news broke of Bowie’s death, artists all over the world took to Twitter to commemorate the icon and the role he played in in their own musical upbringings.

Other celebrities also joined the chorus in remembering Bowie.

Fans all over the entire world have created shrines in Bowie’s honor.

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