Following the news that David Bowie lost his 18-month battle with cancer on Sunday night, celebrities ranging from Kanye West and Madonna to Bob Saget all came out to pay tribute to the iconic rocker on social media. The beloved singer—who had just celebrated his 69th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8—was known for his innovative music and for his boundary-pushing style right up until the very end.
In a colorful career that spanned nearly four decades, Bowie was still producing music until shortly before his death, releasing his 25th studio album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. Columbia Records released a touching statement about the loss: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of David Bowie. It was an honor and a privilege to release his music to the world."
Farewell, Major Tom.
See how celebrities paid tribute to the singer below:
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
Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie's passing RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) January 11, 2016
Find it hard to believe David Bowie has died. What an incredible life— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) January 11, 2016
DEVASTATED...💔A LEGEND IS GONE✨🌟✨— Cher (@cher) January 11, 2016
Frances Bean Cobain:
R.I.P. David Bowie. You were an icon, you changed the idea of what a man should be, your musical genius will live on pic.twitter.com/29ijZOh6Kp— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
He never seemed of this earth. Now he's left it. He bent rules, gender, genres, and our minds. RIP David Bowie. One. Of. A. Kind.— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 11, 2016
So much love to @DavidBowieReal 's family right now. what a great loss.— sia (@Sia) January 11, 2016
Oh God, rest in peace the genius that was David Bowie.— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace 🖖🏾 #RIPDavidBowie— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016