- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 10:32AM
Tributes have poured in for David Bowie from around the world and beyond, with celebrities, politicians and astronauts praising the singer's legacy.
David Bowie tragically lost his battle to cancer over the weekend, just days after his 69th birthday.
Tributes to the musical genius flooded Twitter following the sad announcement of his passing, with hundreds of stars paying their respects to the Ziggy Stardust hitmaker.
Listen to an NZME radio tribute to Bowie below
A-list names like Madonna, Ricky Gervais and Kanye West led the mass influx of messages as celebrities took to social media in their droves to share their memories of the idol, thanking him for his unforgettable influence on music.
Gervais, who had just finished hosting the Golden Globes ceremony, wrote that he had "just lost a hero," while West called him "one of my most important inspirations".
Iggy Pop said his friendship with the star was "the light of my life".