The world woke up to news of the passing of David Bowie, who died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer at the age of 69. The singer was certainly a rock icon, but his contributions to soul music including “Fame,” “Young Americans” (a writing collaboration with Luther Vandross) and the heavily sampled “Let’s Dance” can't be forgotten, and those who were influenced by his sound from R&B to hip-hop were sure to remember him on social media Monday morning.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
"Time may change me. But you can't trace time." Gosh. David Bowie. One of the greats. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/dJgnDoi1Ua
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) January 11, 2016
The words escape me, my breath is shallow. We will blast your music in every room today, and light a candle in your name. RIP David Bowie
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) January 11, 2016
Dang! We just celebrated David Bowie's Birthday, Now he's transitioned into another frequency. The true legends r… https://t.co/h1KTPxhopr
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) January 11, 2016
Sananda Maitreya (formerly Terence Trent D'arby):
I AM ARRESTED BY THE NEWS OF THE DEATH/REBIRTH of great master David Bowie, just as I WAS ARRESTED by his life… https://t.co/CQGYjzzUo4
— Sananda.org (@SANANDAMAITREYA) January 11, 2016
Dianne Reeves :
He could do anything David Bowie https://t.co/cJYVMioFLd
— Dianne Reeves (@DianneReeves1) January 11, 2016