The world was shocked by the news of David Bowie's passing.
The 69-year-old rock star passed away after losing his battle with cancer.
Since Bowie's first album landed in 1967, he has inspired musicians across oceans and generations.
Fans who are mourning this incredible loss today - include those who knew him, like Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney, to those who loved him from afar.
We had so many good times together. He was my friend, I will never forget him. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/9xfPj88x8b— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) 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
"Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I’m proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever." - Paul Photo of Paul and David Bowie by @LindaMcCartney 1985 #PaulMcCartney #DavidBowie
Planet Earth is blue - Bono pic.twitter.com/p4GVmnuQql— U2 (@U2) 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
Marilyn Manson: David Bowie 'Changed My Life Forever' https://t.co/yG0N1kEIsM— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
Bowie WAS The Man Who Fell to Earth.Curious, brilliant, enigmatic and sweet.We needed him and he appeared, changing our perceptions forever.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 11, 2016
He was the artist who had the most influence on me, musically and personally. The world will not be the same without David Bowie.-Joan Jett*— Joan Jett (@joanjett) January 11, 2016
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) January 11, 2016
Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie's passing RIP
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) January 11, 2016
Oh no I am so sorry to hear of David Bowie's passing. He was such a great artist and has lead the way for so many of us.