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Remembering David Bowie, six decades of incredible pictures.

David Bowie, rock super star, died peacefully at home yesterday surrounded by his nearest and dearest.

He had been suffering cancer for the past 18 months. Despite being so close to death, three days ago he released his last album and a music video in which he appears to be saying good bye to his loving fans.

David Bowie was born in January 1947. He grew up in Brixton, London. 

  Tell them I will live my dream, Tell them they can laugh at me, But don’t forget your date with me… #davidbowieforever   A photo posted by Gabbi Sandoval (@felinofelice) on

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He will be remembered most for his iconic work of the 70s and 80s. He challenged the status quo, wiped away stereotypes and changed the face of music.

Hero forever #davidbowieforever @davidbowie

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Madonna’s touching Facebook tribute sums it up best.

I’m devastated.

David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan. Like an oddball or a freak. I went to see him in concert at Cobo Arena in Detroit. It was the first concert I’d ever been too. I snuck out of the house with my girlfriend wearing a cape.

We got caught after and I was grounded for the summer. I didn’t care. I already had many of his records and was so inspired by the way he played with gender confusion. Was both masculine and feminine. Funny and serious. Clever and wise. His lyrics were witty ironic and mysterious.

At the time he was the thin white Duke and he had mime artists on stage with him and very specific choreography. And I saw how he created a persona and used different art forms within the arena of rock and Roll to create entertainment.

I found him so inspiring and innovative. Unique and provocative. A real Genius. His music was always inspiring but seeing him live set me off on a journey that for me I hope will never end.

His photographs are hanging all over my house today. He was so chic and beautiful and elegant. So ahead of his time.

Thank you David Bowie. I owe you a lot. The world will miss you.

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