David Bowie: World pays respects after music icon's death

Tributes have poured in across the world for musician David Bowie, after he died from cancer aged 69.

Hundreds gathered in his birthplace of Brixton to celebrate the life of a man whose career spanned six decades, while tributes were also left at his home in New York, his star on the Hollywood Boulevard and in Berlin, where he lived during perhaps his most fruitful creative period in the 1970s.

According to a statement on the singer's Facebook page, the performer died on Sunday, surrounded by his loved ones.

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David Bowie's son tweets 'thank-you' message to fans

David Bowie's son has tweeted his thanks to supporters and fans for their "incredibly kind words" following his father's death.

Duncan Jones posted a thumbs-up image with the caption "everything is good", writing: "Hi all. Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts. I'll be easing my way back into Twitter."

Bowie died on 10 January aged 69, following an 18-month battle with cancer.



Brit Awards to feature tribute to 'visionary' Bowie

Noel Gallagher and Kate Moss accepted David Bowie's award for Best Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards in 2014. Credit: PA

The Brit Awards will feature a tribute to "visionary" David Bowie at its ceremony next month, the chairman has announced.

Brits chairman Max Lousada said Bowie's "extraordinary life and work" is to be honoured at the awards due to take place on February 24 at London's O2 arena.

David Bowie was one of the most important and influential songwriters and performers ever and, like so many fans around the world, we’re devastated to hear of his loss.

A visionary and ground-breaking pioneer, he has inspired generations of musicians and will continue to shape music for many years to come.

Naturally, we wish to honour his extraordinary life and work at the forthcoming BRIT Awards and pay a fitting tribute to one of our greatest icons.

– Brits chairman, Max Lousada

Bowie became the oldest recipient of a Brit Award in 2014 when he was named the Best Male Solo Artist.

The award was collected on his behalf by supermodel Kate Moss, wearing his Ziggy Stardust outfit, and Noel Gallagher.

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