World mourns death of Brixton legend David Bowie

News at Eden Harper | 11/01/2016

Eden Harper would like to join the many stars from the world of entertainment in paying tribute to music genius and former Brixton resident David Bowie, whose death from cancer was announced earlier today (Monday 11 January). 

Bowie, who was born in Brixton on 8 January 1947, had a career lasting more than five decades after changing his name from David Jones to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees.  

David Bowie released his self-titled debut album in 1967 and went on to enjoy hits with Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, Ashes To Ashes and Let’s Dance.  

Madonna, Gene Simmons, Florence Welch, Kanye West and US band The Pixies have all used Twitter to celebrate Bowie’s influence on their work.

Madonna posted: “Talented. Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever!”

Prime Minister David Cameron has also paid tribute to David Bowie, saying: "I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of reinvention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.”  

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton described Bowie as “one of the greatest”.

Tributes even came in from space. British astronaut Tim Peake, who is currently orbiting earth in the International Space Station, tweeted: “Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many.”

Eden Harper echoes those sentiments. RIP David Bowie.  

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