“And the stars look very different today…”


How do you choose one song? I found that task pretty impossible this morning after hearing the sad news that David Bowie, musician, singer, artist and fashion icon, David Bowie passed away. On Twitter, I posed the question – not one answer was the same. It seems I wasn’t the only one with the dilemma.

Pop culture was forever changed when David Bowie entered the scene and embarked on a 40 + year career. Now, the stars look very different today after he lost his battle with cancer.

This morning – I reported on the response online to his death. It was far-reaching, just as his influence is.

On social media this morning – #DavidBowie was at the top of trends across the board on Twitter and Facebook, as users sharing their heartbreak and the influence Bowie had on their lives.

The usual online RIP posts were anything but typical following Bowie’s death. Favorite songs and music videos became a constant stream online, many unable to choose a single hit.

Suz ‏says of her favorite song, “‘Let’s Dance’ & Peace On Earth/Drummer Boy with Bing…new ‘Lazarus’ is a brilliant, final work of art.”

Some song lyrics seemed eerily appropriate now, like: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring”

Nina tweeted: “There’s a starman waiting in the sky. Keep an eye on us.”

Other users sharing stories of the impact Bowie had on their lives. Like Sharon Becker, who tweeted: “So thankful to have had an example of what being true to yourself really looks like.”

Wendy Wendella posted: “I am overflowing with happiness that I was at the age to be an eager participant to his beautiful psyche, as we both were “growing up”.”

Tessa Miller posted a picture of Bowie saying “Love me,” along with her caption – “We did. We do.”

Celebrities – influenced by his life tweeted as well, like Kanye West who said: “David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.” Cher echoed his sentiments by simply tweeting, “DEVASTATED…A LEGEND IS GONE.”

Bowie’s son, Duncan, shared a heartbreaking picture and tweet with his dad: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true.”

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