In response to the news of the death of David Bowie on Sunday night, Hollywood and the music community took to Twitter to grieve the loss of an icon. Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, confirmed the news in a tweet, and an outpouring of love for the legendary artist followed.
See some of the tweets below.
Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) 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
My childhood idol and inspiration has gone. Conquer the universe Ziggy. RIP @DavidBowieReal
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) January 11, 2016
DEVASTATED… A LEGEND IS GONE
— Cher (@cher) 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
If I had words to describe this feeling it wouldn’t matter, David Bowie would have had better ones. Turn and face the strange. RIP
— Rachelle Lefevre (@RachelleLefevre) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie :( this was taken last night at my gig.. He was such an icon.. There is no other… https://t.co/vJH2J43FQQ
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) January 11, 2016
R.I.P David Bowie
— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) January 11, 2016
Rip Father of all us freaks. Sad sad day. Love always Legendary singer David Bowie dies at 69 https://t.co/ezRx7NVhSC # via HuffPostEnt
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 11, 2016
Find it hard to believe David Bowie has died. What an incredible life
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) January 11, 2016
The entirety of my David Bowie gestalt begins and ends with this movie right here. Peace Out! pic.twitter.com/g8pfQvFEeD
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) January 11, 2016
Rest in peace David Bowie.
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) January 11, 2016
I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016
deeply sad to hear about david bowie / his work means more to me than I can express. what incredible things he did that last forever
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) January 11, 2016
Rip David Bowie
— FERG (@ASAPferg) January 11, 2016
Never imagined a world without him. He has ascended into the cosmos from whence he came. Farewell, David Bowie
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 11, 2016
David Has Gone To Mars. Earth Thanks You https://t.co/r37aKrZQCH
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 11, 2016
David Bowie, you will be sorely missed. Bowie’s “Changes” and the Ziggy story songs were a major influence for me. pic.twitter.com/N1nkD9h82W
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 11, 2016
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 11, 2016
Stunned and sad. The world is emptier now, and all they stars crashing down. My love and sympathies to @ManMadeMoon.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) January 11, 2016
Thank you for everything. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/sxtGpAS0Ok
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) January 11, 2016
— andrew stanton (@andrewstanton) January 11, 2016
Rest in peace David Bowie… Universe traveler dream bringer song singer… I’m glad you were here and will keep listening, as always…
— regina spektor (@respektor) January 11, 2016
As I get older my respect 4 Bowie grows.He transcended every genre & generation during his career-We lost a good one pic.twitter.com/WcuyypsOGc
— The Squadfather (@diplo) January 11, 2016
2016 is off to a bad start. Another one of my musical idols gone, may his legacy live on forever… https://t.co/7HxhAL7HV4
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) January 11, 2016
I feel like the wind has been knocked out of me - I was not ready for this. RIP Bowie.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) January 11, 2016
RIP David . I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived. #sorrow
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 11, 2016
RIP. There will only ever be 1 David Bowie. We love you. pic.twitter.com/P9KfRmj7yZ
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie, they don’t make them like you anymore. Thank you for the music.
— Josh Franceschi (@joshmeatsix) January 11, 2016
Time may change me But I can’t trace time. #RIPDavidBowie
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 11, 2016
Bowie you gave us so much, thank you x @DavidBowieReal
— goldfrapp (@goldfrapp) January 11, 2016
NO NO NO! Not David Bowie! No! Hero, kind, funny, awesome, groundbreaking legend. No! Not David Bowie! No!
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) January 11, 2016
Very saddened to hear about David Bowie. Timeless music by a fearless artist…thank you.-RP
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) January 11, 2016
Listen. I am in a room full of Black artists. And we are all in shock and awe and full of love for David Bowie. We are all one.
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) January 11, 2016
Rest in Peace David Bowie! #heroes
— ALESSO (@Alesso) January 11, 2016
Our world just became a little less colorful. Wherever you are, the excitement is. Rest in Peace David Bowie ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KhXmiymOe6
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) January 11, 2016
David Bowie has been my musical north star my entire life. This hurts even more for people close to me. He will NEVER be surpassed, never.
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) January 11, 2016
Rest In Song David Bowie.
— Sam Claflin (@samclaflin) January 11, 2016
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) January 11, 2016
Such shocking, awful news. RIP David Bowie.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 11, 2016
Absolutely devastated by the death of Bowie. Cannot process this. At this point, the world makes no sense. RIP David. You were a genius.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 11, 2016
Omg RIP David Bowie :(
— Trevor Moran (@TrevorMoran) January 11, 2016
Deeply saddened. We’ve lost one of the greatest artists that’s ever lived. My love for all you’ve created is immeasurable. RIP David Bowie.
— Logan Lerman (@LoganLerman) January 11, 2016
People always asked me what actor I wanted to work with the most, and I’d always say David Bowie. Sad I’ll never get that chance. RIP
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) January 11, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear of David Bowie’s passing. What an artist, an inspiration. I’d like to think the lights shone bright for him tonight
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) January 11, 2016
Very sad to hear about the death of David Bowie but through his music he will live forever
— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) 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
Oh God, rest in peace the genius that was David Bowie.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 11, 2016