R.I.P. David Bowie

2016-01-11 by Elliott S. Edwards STAFF | 248 Comments
David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer. The news was reported by Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, on Twitter, saying of the news,

"Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."

Bowie released his final album, Blackstar, last Friday.










Source: http://twitter.com/ManMadeMoon/status/686441083648212992

Tagged: David Bowie

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DatsNotDaMetulz
January 11th 2016
3255 Comments


That came out of nowhere wtf. First Lemmy, now Bowie, and I doubt this will be the last of it. RIP hard.

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
12876 Comments


RIP. Big shock.

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oltnabrick
January 11th 2016
35835 Comments


wow


RIP

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
12787 Comments


fuck everything

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Tyler.
January 11th 2016
12321 Comments


Wait what the fuck

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
January 11th 2016
3888 Comments


!!!

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Cormano
January 11th 2016
1120 Comments


goodnight sweet prince

wtferrothorn
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
5612 Comments


RIP
this hit me like a fucking ton of bricks

MrSirLordGentleman
January 11th 2016
10481 Comments


Just when you thought Lemmy's death was the hardest RIP this happens


So fucking sad, one of the most important artists of all time

loveisamixtape
January 11th 2016
7312 Comments


fucking RIP

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
10235 Comments


RIP

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Fieryfenderz
January 11th 2016
1842 Comments


Fuck... I don't even know what to say. He was one of my absolute favorites.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
13526 Comments


The new album, the videos - what an artist right to the end, it can't have been easy to complete such work if he'd been suffering from cancer for 18 months as some reports suggest.

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po0ty
January 11th 2016
530 Comments


RIP to a friggin legend

Go jam Blackstar guys

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
8285 Comments


arguably the most important artist of his generation. horrible news.

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SharkTooth
January 11th 2016
13747 Comments


what the fuck????

ComeToDaddy
January 11th 2016
1486 Comments


So fucking sad, Blackstar was one hell of a way to go out. RIP

Pangea
January 11th 2016
2654 Comments


This is terrible news. I'm still shocked as hell

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Rice303
January 11th 2016
362 Comments


Real tragic news RIP

CaptainAaarrrggghhh
January 11th 2016
417 Comments


I can not even fathom this right now

brokencycle
January 11th 2016
86 Comments


So glad he released Blackstar. I love you Bowie. RIP

SharkTooth
January 11th 2016
13747 Comments


The fact that this is so soon after his new album makes this feel so bizarre

Ovrot
January 11th 2016
12881 Comments


What the fuck

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
38681 Comments


can't believe this is real, you're a rock n roll suicide bowie rest in peace

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Artuma
January 11th 2016
28386 Comments


is this a bad joke or what

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Jasdevi087
January 11th 2016
4239 Comments


RIP hard, I'm in shock man

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
13526 Comments


Blackstar the song is going to be a tough listen 'the day he died, his spirit rose' etc and of course the two closing songs are obvious in their poignancy 'if I never see the English evergreens I'm running to...I'm falling down'. Every time I listened to the album I have to admit it made me anticipate his death, hoping of course it was still a way off...but clearly the lyrical subject matter was no accident.

Simply put, Bowie was the best of them all.

Faraudo
January 11th 2016
1510 Comments


I was just listening to his new album for the fifth time now, so this definitely hits like a shit ton of bricks. RIP to an absolute legend.

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TheSupernatural
January 11th 2016
1635 Comments


Fuck, Bowie was one of the good guys. I thought he had plenty of years left in him still

Pangea
January 11th 2016
2654 Comments


"is this a bad joke or what"

Unfortunately not


Pangea
January 11th 2016
2654 Comments


"is this a bad joke or what"

Unfortunately not


MrSirLordGentleman
January 11th 2016
10481 Comments


Still can't believe this. It is just impossible to imagine the world of music without Bowie. A true legend

SCREAMorphine
January 11th 2016
1792 Comments


This one hit hard...
Rip

Archelirion
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
4927 Comments


My mum just woke me to this. I can't say I'm a huge Bowie fan, but damn, this is still a sad day for music. Blackstar just gained a whole barrel of meaning. RIP man ;_;

Faraudo
January 11th 2016
1510 Comments


He sounded so alive on this new album, like he had at least a couple more left.

GreyShadow
January 11th 2016
1484 Comments


Just listened to this album for the first time an hour ago. Wow. RIP

Piglet
January 11th 2016
7040 Comments


what the fucking fuck
R.I.P.

BandNewbac
January 11th 2016
2333 Comments


Was hoping this was a joke, hurts to have such an amazing man go.

zakalwe
January 11th 2016
21832 Comments


RIP David Bowie, we've lost a true artist.

CaptainAaarrrggghhh
January 11th 2016
417 Comments


The album did feel like a last message to the world. 18 months of battling cancer... yeah, he knew damn well what was coming. It was all conciously put together. Never stopped working, much like his friend and collegue, the late Freddie Mercury.


"I'm just gonna get older, and older, and older... and never stop singing" (c)

BandNewbac
January 11th 2016
2333 Comments


He left us on a high note in terms of albums i guess

Scoot
January 11th 2016
18660 Comments


such a fucking legend


hal1ax
January 11th 2016
6635 Comments


awful news. rip

aresx
January 11th 2016
338 Comments


Listening to Blackstar the other day made me realize how badly i needed to dig into discog. working on it the past few days. guy was a fucking legend.
RIP IN PIECE

eddie95
January 11th 2016
700 Comments


Fuck everything indeed

Keyblade
January 11th 2016
24408 Comments


yo wtf, i was just thinking about listening to his new album. heard someone make a joke about him rocking out in heaven and i didn't get it. RIP man, fuck

Krvst
January 11th 2016
317 Comments


Gutted, was jamming heroes yesterday, better move onto Blackstar RIP

wtferrothorn
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
5612 Comments


I don't think I'm gonna be able to get through Blackstar without getting incredibly emotional for a while now...

tigersbrokefree
January 11th 2016
114 Comments


Lemmy, Bowie... fuck cancer.

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RogueNine
January 11th 2016
3177 Comments


This is all so incredibly strange. Blackstar had just come out.

NorwichScene
January 11th 2016
2216 Comments


Fuck Cancer! RIP Legend

Pheromone
January 11th 2016
5193 Comments


This has hit me harder than any other misicican death. One of my favourites of all time, gonna jam him hard.

Faraudo
January 11th 2016
1510 Comments


Yeah, it looks like he knew this was coming. The lyrics are filled with tidbits of it, like the song Lazarus, he starts singing "Look up here, i'm in heaven"

FearThyEvil
January 11th 2016
15129 Comments


Why are the legends all suddenly dying? R.I.P. this sucks

SoccerRiot
January 11th 2016
2307 Comments


WE CAN BE HEROES :'(

IAMLEGION
January 11th 2016
254 Comments


Goddamn... Gonna jam Space Oddity so hard

smaugman
January 11th 2016
4217 Comments


Rip hard

deslad
January 11th 2016
589 Comments


I still can't believe it. RIP David Bowie

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XingKing
January 11th 2016
12152 Comments


I walked in from work tonight and my roommate asked "Did you hear about David Bowie?" because he knows I'm a huge Bowie fan. I replied, "Don't tell me he died or something". WHAT THE FUCK

laughingman22
January 11th 2016
2746 Comments


He will go down in history as the greatest ever. This news hits really hard

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WilhelmBlack
January 11th 2016
600 Comments


I am just shattered.

heyadam
January 11th 2016
1915 Comments


Legit crying. See you up in space, Major Tom.

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
38681 Comments


I heard a rumour from ground control

OH NO, DON'T SAY IT'S TRUE

beachdude
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
838 Comments


This is fucking heartbreaking. Like many said, Blackstar takes on whole new layers of meaning now. The fact that he made his final statement through music while keeping his illness private is incredibly brave and inspiring, and gut-wrenching at the same time. RIP to a legend.

NeoSpaz
January 11th 2016
4529 Comments


What a fitting note to go out on.

RIP.

ChoccyPhilly
January 11th 2016
11566 Comments


Jeez this is some bad news yo wake up on

ArsMoriendi
January 11th 2016
20782 Comments


This is not okay.

The Lazarus video makes so much sense now.

This is very much not okay.



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Parallels
January 11th 2016
8858 Comments


This is not okay [2]

RIP

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
4284 Comments


Terrible news. I was just thinking how strong he was going with a new album and everything.

RIP

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Sinternet
January 11th 2016
13699 Comments


Goddamn wow, maybe he knew this was coming and released Blackstar as his final message to us heathens

RIP one of the most influential, creative and talented artists the world has seen

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
12787 Comments


"I'm not a prophet or a stone age man
Just a mortal with the potential of a superman
I'm living on

I'm tethered to the logic of Homo Sapien
Can't take my eyes from the great salvation Of bullshit faith
If I don't explain what you ought to know
You can tell me all about it on the next Bardot
I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
And I ain't got the power anymore

Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death's release"

Quicksand is fucking killing me rn, god forbid what Labyrinth will do tbh

ArsMoriendi
January 11th 2016
20782 Comments


Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

I had to listen to Ashes to Ashes as soon as I heard the news.

DominionMM1
January 11th 2016
14576 Comments


damn shame

InFiction
January 11th 2016
3832 Comments


Absolutely devastated. Bowie was one of my favourites, and I'm sad to see him go. Rest In Peace, Starman.

CaptainAaarrrggghhh
January 11th 2016
417 Comments


Sinternet
Diagnosed with cancer 18 month ago... he knew he was going out. Blackstar was very much a self-delivered eulogy.

ChaoticVortex
January 11th 2016
434 Comments


Fucking hell...complete shocker.

R.I.P.

Whispered4tw
January 11th 2016
835 Comments


At least he went out on a high note. Rest in Peace, Bowie.

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mawacaca
January 11th 2016
3 Comments


I'm still shocked. It's good to hear that he died peacefully surrounded by his friends and family after releasing a great album. R.i.p

EvoHavok
January 11th 2016
6891 Comments


Damn these weeks... Right after the album release... RIP.

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WilhelmBlack
January 11th 2016
600 Comments


There's a starman waiting in the sky. He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'll blow our mind.

doomjitsu
January 11th 2016
1240 Comments


never was such a huge fan of Bowie, but he's way up there among the greatest of all time

RIP legend

Ricochet
January 11th 2016
2665 Comments


sad to see him go but happy he made such a huge mark on the music/art world r.i.p Legend!

Flugmorph
January 11th 2016
16286 Comments


Waaaatthefuk


Im really angry now
rip so fucking hard
First lemmy now him in such a short time. 70 and 69. Each shortly after their birthdays.
And two days after tthey released blackstar.
Godfuckingdamn.


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RadicalEd
January 11th 2016
8285 Comments


Oh my god this just hit me like a truck to the fucking face. Dayum. Rest in peace.

Archelirion
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
4927 Comments


'And two days after tthey released blackstar.'
You almost get the impression he was clinging on just to see Blackstar out.

ArsMoriendi
January 11th 2016
20782 Comments


GIVES ME YOUR HANDS CAUSE YOU'RE WONDERFUL

ShadowRemains
January 11th 2016
24589 Comments


holy fuck

RIP so goddamn hard

bach
January 11th 2016
15625 Comments


at a loss for words

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TheHamburgerman
January 11th 2016
1438 Comments


What the living fuck! Just... fuck...

R.I.P. David Bowie

Flugmorph
January 11th 2016
16286 Comments


Never cried so hard for a dead musician before

swordsforhands
January 11th 2016
699 Comments


2016 fucking blows so far. RIP.

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Faraudo
January 11th 2016
1510 Comments


Never cried so hard for a dead musician before [2]

Same, this is just terrible, and it gets even sadder and sort of obvious when you listen to his new album.

BigPleb
January 11th 2016
50397 Comments


I can't think of anything to say other than the hardest fucking RIP ever to a musical icon and genius!

We lost one of the best today.

LoLifant
January 11th 2016
1187 Comments


well, sucks to be old

JS19
January 11th 2016
5767 Comments


Here come the hundreds of people on my facebook feed who are going to try and pretend they ever actually listened to Bowie, not just heard a Life on Mars during the intro sequence to that tv show and maybe they saw Labyrinth one time when their parents made them watch it.

RIP Bowie dude

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dosia
January 11th 2016
75 Comments


He will live forever.

neikos
January 11th 2016
27 Comments


one after the other. fuck you 2016.
David Bowie thank you for your music.

henryChinaski
January 11th 2016
3770 Comments


RIP David.

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Gwyn.
January 11th 2016
16988 Comments


Motherfucker. So fucking bummed...


R.I.P.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
10372 Comments


Never been a huge fan of his work but you don't have to be to understand that he was a very special human being.

RIP

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Itishappeningagain
January 11th 2016
324 Comments


R.I.P. itjustkeepshappeningagain

theBoneyKing
January 11th 2016
9685 Comments


RIP

I haven't even heard much from the man and this still hit me hard. After Blackstar came out I was already inclined to properly check out his material but it's pretty much a moral obligation now.

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karlulol
January 11th 2016
31 Comments


Ruined my entire morning, Bowie was a genius.

RIP

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Kaleid
January 11th 2016
735 Comments


Gutpunched.

Oh, you genius. You clever, clever man.

jsaf7
January 11th 2016
357 Comments


First Scott Weiland, then Lemmy now Bowie... Damn i hope this doesn't continue, RIP to a musical icon, and creative genius. So bizarre how soon this came after Blackstar dropped... I guess that was his final mark on the music world, and damn great one at that.

jsaf7
January 11th 2016
357 Comments


First Scott Weiland, then Lemmy now Bowie... Damn i hope this doesn't continue, RIP to a musical icon, and creative genius. So bizarre how soon this came after Blackstar dropped... I guess that was his final mark on the music world, and damn great one at that.

TheNotrap
January 11th 2016
8545 Comments


One of the most emblematic artists of the past decades. RIP.

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ShakeSoda
January 11th 2016
143 Comments


R.I.P. Thin White Duke, we will miss you.

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Maladjusted
January 11th 2016
119 Comments


This is the worst morning. RIP dear bowie

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Tunaboy45
January 11th 2016
14877 Comments


I'm genuinely heartbroken, got nothing more to say. Thanks for everything Bowie, you've left one hell of a legacy.


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torts
January 11th 2016
4300 Comments


this is so fucking stupid, I don't even know anymore

RIP man

ShitsofRain
January 11th 2016
7902 Comments


life sucks

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
4408 Comments


Well, fuck. RIP.

Intothepit
January 11th 2016
3324 Comments


"Here come the hundreds of people on my facebook feed who are going to try and pretend they ever actually listened to Bowie, not just heard a Life on Mars during the intro sequence to that tv show and maybe they saw Labyrinth one time when their parents made them watch it."

How in the fuck is this pertinent?


Fuck man. This sucks. RIP to a definite legend.

e210013
January 11th 2016
1314 Comments


I'm deeply sad and shocked with this notice, the death of the chameleon artist. I only saw it right now, here on Sputnik. Simply disappeared one of the most important artists of his generation and of all time. His capacity of creation and innovation was really unique. Bowie always was one of the artists that I most admired and loved. The proof of that is my avatar here on Sputnik. But what is most important in this moment is his footprint that he left in this world. His artist work will prevail forever and lighting up this world forever and continue to amaze the future generations. So, RIP David Jones or David Bowie, as you wish. We always will remember and love you.

CreamCrazy
January 11th 2016
727 Comments


I'm not a big fan of Bowie... but there's no doubt to how much of an influence and icon he was. At least unlike many, he went out with everyone praising him for his latest work, still on everyone's minds. Probably makes it even harder to comprehend.

Music has really taken a massive kick to the balls in the last month. Losing Scott Weiland, Lemmy and now David Bowie in that time. Lets hope 2016 can move on from this tragic loss and have music produce some great things... the industry didn't need this today.

R.I.P.

alvarops95
January 11th 2016
10 Comments


So sad...
At least it's gonna be a hell of a party up there, with Lenny, David and Scott...
RIP, you won't be forgotten

StallionMang
January 11th 2016
7780 Comments


no. no. no. no. no. no. no. no. no.

nOOOOOOOO

Minushuman24
January 11th 2016
890 Comments


Fuck man.... This is tough

This man is one of the greatest artists who ever live

RIP Bowie, you're the man

ExtinguishingTheSun
January 11th 2016
156 Comments


I really can hardly fathom this. I'm beyond words right now.

onionbubs
January 11th 2016
5713 Comments


Weiland, Lemmy, and Bowie all in a row. Wow...i really can't process this right now...man. At least he was able to put one more album out before he died. RIP hard.

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KILL
January 11th 2016
80548 Comments


..wow

DinosaurJones
January 11th 2016
5230 Comments


First thing I read as soon as I woke up this morning. Welp, this day is fucked. My eyes are gonna be watering up all day. Damn

RIP Bowie.

NightProwler
January 11th 2016
7005 Comments


RIP so hard, David. One of the finest artists.

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DinosaurJones
January 11th 2016
5230 Comments


Shit, I don't want to cry at work. But I might.

SweeneyTodd
January 11th 2016
1318 Comments


All the musicians I listened to growing up are dying. RIP Bowie

omnipanzer
January 11th 2016
21814 Comments


RIP I am crushed

TwigTW
January 11th 2016
2534 Comments


Shocking--end of an era--RIP

Lazarus video makes so much sense now [2]

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RoundOnEndHiInMiddle
January 11th 2016
874 Comments


RIP to a great man and a true legend

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Dolving999
January 11th 2016
1763 Comments


Went out with a big fucking bang.

RIP

MO
January 11th 2016
21718 Comments


this is just terrible

he was a true legend

RIP Ziggy

Ebola
January 11th 2016
2565 Comments


In complete and utter shock. Wow.
Fuck, man. I don't even know what to say.
2016, go fuck yourself. RIP

BMDrummer
January 11th 2016
13862 Comments


this better not become a theme, rip too hard

adr
January 11th 2016
11596 Comments


holy shit that's shocking..

RIP

Anthracks
January 11th 2016
5994 Comments


nononono no

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Relinquished
January 11th 2016
35726 Comments


RIP fuck

lordsonam
January 11th 2016
4 Comments


sad morning

elbaliem
January 11th 2016
1045 Comments


RIP

afoolonahill
January 11th 2016
175 Comments


Fucking hell just got in from an exam and my housemates telling me this wtfffffff. I'm getting emotional

afoolonahill
January 11th 2016
175 Comments


Fucking hell just got in from an exam and my housemates telling me this wtfffffff. I'm getting emotional. RIP

discovolante
January 11th 2016
727 Comments


One of the most shocking things I've heard in a long time. RIP man.

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SowingSeason
Moderator
January 11th 2016
23876 Comments


Rest in Peace

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guitarded_chuck
January 11th 2016
13143 Comments


holy fuck

RIP

Spacesh1p
January 11th 2016
6571 Comments


Rest in peace, Bowie. Shocking and sad.

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Anthracks
January 11th 2016
5994 Comments


where the fuck did monday go

hamid95
January 11th 2016
358 Comments


This is not alright.

onionbubs
January 11th 2016
5713 Comments


in his honor, my japanese teacher taught the class how to write his name in japanese.
デヴィッド ボウイ


DavidShaw1213
January 11th 2016
161 Comments


RIP David Bowie. His last album was a fitting end, even to a career as great as his. Artists like him are far to scarce.

AnimalsAsSummit
January 11th 2016
2605 Comments


what a beautiful human being, i still am having trouble processing this

rip

Funeralopolis
January 11th 2016
14027 Comments


Holy shit that came out of nowhere, RIP to a music icon and legend

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Ending
January 11th 2016
2174 Comments


It's not even two weeks into 2016 and this could be the worst news I hear all year. Absolutely one of my favourite artists of all time and to imagine a world without him is surreal. Horribly upsetting, rest in peace. Undisputed legend.

ciregno
January 11th 2016
424 Comments


RIP. Fucking legend. I'm so sad today.

rockandmetaljunkie
January 11th 2016
6853 Comments


Never had the chance to get into his music, but damn, he was one of the most iconic and important artists of the 20th century, RIP

Ebola
January 11th 2016
2565 Comments


David Bowie was not a man who could be defined in life; he remains undefinable even in death.

JWT155
January 11th 2016
13407 Comments


Right after Black Star dropped, this is crazy. RIP David.

Mister Twister
January 11th 2016
2476 Comments


This has just been an awful few weeks for the entire musical community. RIP

Friday13th
January 11th 2016
5754 Comments


RIP. May his family be comforted. I'm gonna jam Bowie and ball my eyes out.

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Source
January 11th 2016
1375 Comments


This always happens to me. I either watch a movie with a certain actor and they die a couple days later, or I listen to an album and one of the musicians dies a couple days later. RIP

JWT155
January 11th 2016
13407 Comments


I literally was listening to Black Star driving into the office. Parked, walked up to my office, open up CPU see headlines of Bowie dead at 69. Surreal.

insanedrexl1
January 11th 2016
1189 Comments


First Lemmy now Bowie? Feels so wrong.

BeyondCosby
January 11th 2016
1475 Comments


I'm so glad I got a chance to see "David Bowie is..." in Chicago last year. Such an important exhibit for such an important man.

On my drive home yesterday I was listening to Blackstar. What a way to go out. Rest In Peace Spaceman.

NosajSenoj
January 11th 2016
20 Comments


Man I was shocked to hear that this morning. I was just listening to Blackstar last night. The album is so incredible and original and such a great on to go out on. Its almost scary to listen to now. Its like here is my last album, I am ready to die now. And to hear he had cancer for 18 months, meaning he worked on this album with it. Thats fucking dedication right there. All my respect goes out to David Bowie. RIP David Bowie. You will truely be missed but your legacy will forever live on.

Gyromania
January 11th 2016
22162 Comments


goodnight, sweet prince =[

this is terrible news, but his legacy will live on

gryndstone
January 11th 2016
781 Comments


ohhh no no no no no no, just as I was getting into this guys discography

We've lost a legend. RIP

LotusFlower
January 11th 2016
12002 Comments


first time I've audibly shouted "what the fuck" at something.

RIP the goblin king :-[

dbizzles
January 11th 2016
8716 Comments


I'm gonna get real weird for the rest of the day in memory of Bowie.

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TheCrocodile
January 11th 2016
2614 Comments


holy fuck RIP

wham49
January 11th 2016
3431 Comments


I'm really tired of having to reply to these R.I.P threads, it can stop any time now

beefshoes
January 11th 2016
6823 Comments


I saw this literally right after I got out of bed and I cried so fucking hard in the shower.
I still can't believe it.


ConcubinaryCode
January 11th 2016
4015 Comments


It's time to listen to Blackstar. RIP Bowie you stellar man. I've all the respect for you for staying an artist until the end.

MasBarHigeuoris21
January 11th 2016
1757 Comments


Surprised to read this. He just released a great album too. R.I.P

JokineAugustus
January 11th 2016
8582 Comments


YIKES wow! Just after his new album too So sad to hear this

EyesWideShut
January 11th 2016
4387 Comments


RIP

but in a totally weird but awesomely Bowie way his birthday was only 2 days ago and that when his final album also dropped. it was like he knew his death was coming to the day.

tacos N stuff
January 11th 2016
2026 Comments


this is like some kind of sick joke
rip

BigHans
January 11th 2016
27942 Comments


RIP to a true motherfuckin icon.

SnakeDelilah
January 11th 2016
19239 Comments


people gotta stop dying

RIP hard

Asdfp277
January 11th 2016
14184 Comments


may he rest in peace

AmericanFlagAsh
January 11th 2016
8387 Comments


I've been crying all morning since I woke up

RIP

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AmericanFlagAsh
January 11th 2016
8387 Comments


Honestly I got on fb and saw an article and thought it was some kind of dumb joke
Then I saw more and more articles... and broke down

Tunaboy45
January 11th 2016
14877 Comments


Woke up, got it all out of my system and listened to Blackstar. We were all so happy to have him back we couldn't see he was saying goodbye.

Bromero
January 11th 2016
290 Comments


I'm so grateful to have gotten into Bowies discography a few months ago... It has had such an impact during a difficult time in my life

RIP Thin White Duke

Archael
January 11th 2016
1163 Comments


jf i did not see this coming...

deadcrown
January 11th 2016
678 Comments


new album rules hard. RIP

ksoflas
January 11th 2016
1096 Comments


Hail to the duke.
Rip hard.

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Dylan620
January 11th 2016
3476 Comments


Rest in peace, sir. After loving a few select songs of yours for several years ("Space Oddity," "Changes," "Heroes," "Under Pressure," "Space Oddity," etc.) I'm commemorating you by finally digging through your back catalog.

Digging: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

cotras
January 11th 2016
65 Comments


Thanks for it all David, rip now.

Sabrutin
January 11th 2016
4328 Comments


"Wait what the fuck"
Correct reaction. I'm not knowledgeable on his work but this is definitely not the best start for the year.

onionbubs
January 11th 2016
5713 Comments


Yeah unlike Lemmy and Weiland i absolutely didn't see this coming. At least he was able to put out another epic album before he left us.

Totengott
January 11th 2016
4111 Comments


R.I.P. hard, a huge loss for music and totally unexpected. First Lemmy and now Bowie :/.

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dfevil085
January 11th 2016
899 Comments


Happy New Year everybody.

R.I.P

Jethro42
January 11th 2016
14760 Comments


RIP David Bowie

From one of your big fans

wacknizzle
January 11th 2016
14508 Comments


Damn, Blackstar just came out too, RIP

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romulanrancor
January 11th 2016
7354 Comments


RIP David Bowie

MercuryToHell
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
1212 Comments


Not sure I can add much that hasn't been said already but it would be remiss of me to stay silent.
Lost a true hero today, and just his influence alone on me and countless millions others will have broken hearts across the globe.
Pretty shaken up, but Blackstar is the last act of a true poet and showman, living in silence with such a crippling secret.

evilford
January 11th 2016
40304 Comments


Son of a bitch is this even real

AmericanFlagAsh
January 11th 2016
8387 Comments


It doesn't feel real at all

evilford
January 11th 2016
40304 Comments


Fuckin a. This is shit

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
January 11th 2016
281 Comments


He had reached immortality long ago. Good-bye to a great poet and musician.

evilford
January 11th 2016
40304 Comments


Well RIP hard as fuck to a good man and musical genius. Don't even know what else can be said

eaglefan1998
January 11th 2016
152 Comments


damn I'm gonna miss him. Even my friends who don't know anything about rock were shocked that he died so suddenly. He truly was a genius
RIP

likeshad0ws
January 11th 2016
79 Comments


Jesus. He's just one of those people that you sorta expect to live forever. RIP.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
7467 Comments


RIP

PappyMason
January 11th 2016
5702 Comments


Still can't believe this. Enormous legend. RIP

ciregno
January 11th 2016
424 Comments


"Where the fuck did Monday go?" -Girl Loves Me off Blackstar.

Today is Monday... Man. the chills.

Veldin
January 11th 2016
2923 Comments


One of the hardest artist death's I've ever experienced. A hero of mine has passed and it feels so untimely, I imagined he had so much more.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2016
18570 Comments


Damn, never really knew that much of Bowie's music, but wow this was very sudden and sad. RIP :/

trve
January 11th 2016
1431 Comments


started digging motorhead stuff in early december, lemmy dies, started digging bowies discog 2 days ago, he dies

what in the actual fuck even, rip

dbizzles
January 11th 2016
8716 Comments


Start digging Kanye...?

trve
January 11th 2016
1431 Comments


that wouldnt be worth it tbh.. just hope my recent digging of tony levins stuff isnt a sign of things to come, would be fucking sad

Ledgy
January 11th 2016
4 Comments


Everyone at school was talking about Bowie it threw me off a bit because I had no idea so many people were fans of his. Kinda says something about him and his art that a bunch of 17 year olds love the music and the man despite the generation gap. Loved the music, absolute favourite artist of all time and I never thought he'd go so suddenly man. Blackstar makes so much sense now it's eerie.

Fuck, it's not hyperbole to say that DB and his music changed my life and I don't think anyone will ever come close to his genius.

LifeFeedsOnLife
January 11th 2016
452 Comments


The stars will look quite different from now on... R.I.P.

DikkoZinner
January 11th 2016
5053 Comments


RIP. Great artist.

Aberf
January 11th 2016
1018 Comments


RIP

Isn't he supposed to be immortal tho? jeez.

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someguest
January 11th 2016
28206 Comments


Today sucks.

RIP.

piroga84
January 11th 2016
352 Comments


one of the best went away
he was a phenomenal artist
lived a 1000 lives
a visionary till the very end

will be missed
i'll never forget first time i watched ziggy stardust the motion picture


alienobserver
January 11th 2016
3664 Comments


"There's a starman waiting in the sky. He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'll blow our mind."
listening to this as i read this news.

rest in peace

JustinKing
January 11th 2016
1400 Comments


My boss told me about this while I was at work, knowing I'm a huge fan of Bowie. I REALLY didn't want to believe him, but damn, if I didn't shed a few tears on my way home as I listened to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. Very few musician deaths have actually made me cry, but this was definitely the one that's hit me hardest.

NewBallistics
January 11th 2016
696 Comments


3 days after an album release... death is such a bitch. RIP to a true legend

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alachlahol
January 11th 2016
7593 Comments


pretty sure he released the new album knowin he was on the way out^

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
38681 Comments


yeah it's all but confirmed he had that in mind

CrazyDiamond7
January 11th 2016
231 Comments


As soon as I heard about this on the radio today, I literally screamed "WHAT THE FUCK!?" at the top of my lungs. I didn't even realize he had cancer, and it's even crazier how this happened only two days after his birthday and Blackstar's release. Of all the musicians that seem to drop like flies lately, this one definitely the one that hurts me the most. Bowie was one of my all-time favorite musicans, and one the most creative and eclectic there ever was. Suffice to say I had a good cry listening to Heroes and Under Pressure earlier.

R.I.P. so hard.

LokitheTrickster
January 11th 2016
38 Comments


It's horrible to learn that yet another excellent musician has passed on. And releasing one more album just two days before his death, David Bowie was a true artist in the absolute sense of the term. RIP.

Fozzie
January 11th 2016
504 Comments


You know the kids are emotional when the word 'fuck' is in a good portion of the comments. Let the emotions boil.

Also anyone putting Scott Weiland in the same sentence as David Bowie should stop listening to music all together.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2016
38681 Comments


agreed who has emotions at a time like this? the fuck guys

furyroad97
January 12th 2016
475 Comments


Scott Weiland, Lemmy, now this shit right here. Most of my favourite acts wouldn't even have careers if it wasn't for Bowie. Some of my favourite albums of the 70's that didn't come from Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin came from his back catalog. The guy's a true legend. And the fact that Blackstar's framed around that album being his swan song (as in, he saw it coming), as well as the fact it's as awesome as it is... Good luck on the other side, David. We miss you, mate. RIP

And Fozzie, please don't hit me for bringing up Scott, alright? I ain't saying he was anywhere close to Lemmy or Bowie's levels, cause he wasn't.

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Omeggia
January 12th 2016
189 Comments


2016 already off to a shit start
R.I.P. a great artist and visionary who I believe still had so much to offer the world

Kaleid
January 12th 2016
735 Comments


Martin Gore (Depeche Mode):

"David Bowie - Where does one start? Is it too obvious to state that he was the most influential artist for people of our generation and younger? Ziggy Stardust was the first album I owned and his ability to innovate meant that I was waiting patiently for the release of Blackstar just a few days ago.

I have heard Bowie blasting from Mr. Gahan’s dressing room way too many times to begin to count. Heroes was the first song that we ever played as the original Depeche Mode. We were all much more than casual fans.

He is the only artist who compelled us to rush to a record store on day one of a release back in the days of vinyl and beyond. His music is what grabbed us but he was so much more than just a musician.

To follow Bowie, to be one of his fans, was to be led on a magical, winding journey. He constantly pushed boundaries and introduced us to styles and genres we were unaware of or didn’t exist before he invented them.

He was a star - the star of stars. For us, he was the greatest legend. A legend who never rested on his laurels but continued to experiment up until his death.

We, along with the rest of the world, mourn the loss of our greatest talent. This will be a hard one to recover from."

SharkTooth
January 12th 2016
13747 Comments


"Also anyone putting Scott Weiland in the same sentence as David Bowie should stop listening to music all together."

Well you just did that, so you know what to do

onionbubs
January 12th 2016
5713 Comments


"Also anyone putting Scott Weiland in the same sentence as David Bowie should stop listening to music all together"

The only comparison that people are making is because they died around the same time along with Lemmy. it has nothing to do with the music.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2016
13526 Comments


Well, Weiland's biggest influence was clearly Bowie so...?

'First Kiss on Mars', 'Barbarella', 'Pruno', 'Where's the Man' - a lot of Bowie influenced stuff

PumpBoffBag
January 12th 2016
862 Comments


Late to the party with this, but farewell to a true legend.

RIP

MO
January 12th 2016
21718 Comments


"Also anyone putting Scott Weiland in the same sentence as David Bowie should stop listening to music all together."

wow what a retard good job

Asdfp277
January 12th 2016
14184 Comments


david bowie dies can we not do this rn

808muzik
January 12th 2016
1110 Comments


^^ this

EnyaFangirl
January 13th 2016
1549 Comments


that blackstar video is perfect

e210013
January 13th 2016
1314 Comments


My newest son show me right now the personal homage to Bowie of the keyboardist of Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess. His homage was made with Space Oddity. It's very beautiful and touching to listen to the music only played in the classical piano. I'm going to put here the link of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-7Gso3kkrg

Enjoy it.

TheIntruder
January 13th 2016
237 Comments


Only now I can put here my testimony. I'm without words. It was really a shock to me. We will never forget you. RIP Bowie.
Thanks e210013 for your post about the link of Rudess. You're right. This is a beautiful tribute to the great star. Thanks Rudess.

SgtAenema
January 13th 2016
484 Comments


RIP. awesome artist. i first saw him in labryinth. i saw his musical stuff later and hes truly awesome. rest in peace.

oWhoadYo
April 22nd 2016
1957 Comments


First comment states: That came out of nowhere wtf. First Lemmy, now Bowie, and I doubt this will be the last of it. RIP hard.

RIP to Prince now, fuck

elliootsmeuth
June 3rd 2016
3203 Comments


That came out of nowhere wtf. First Lemmy, now Bowie, and I doubt this will be the last of it. RIP hard

you don't know how right you were

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 3rd 2016
3255 Comments


His producer says that down the years Bowie had loads of material he didn't want to release, and now he and the record companies are talking to release it all.

The desecration of Bowie's legacy for commercial gain is upon us. We all know that it's just milking him for all he's worth (which is much more now he's dead, to the delight of the record companies) but people will still lap it up.

ViserysTargaryen
December 21st 2016
8 Comments


holy shit RIP i can't believe it. fuck cancer

DominionMM1
December 21st 2016
14576 Comments


wait bowie died? guess that explains all the 5s.

Maco097
January 28th 2017
2291 Comments


PIR.

hasan
April 9th 2017
583 Comments


r i p

evilford
April 9th 2017
40304 Comments


smh

BlacKapes
May 10th 2017
1827 Comments


damn wtf i cant believe he's dead......

at least we got a brand new album to listen to, sweet

MillionDead
May 10th 2017
750 Comments


Nah yo.

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