After David Bowie died Sunday, celebrities rushed to grieve his contributions as both an artist and a friend. Here is a very small fraction of the eloquent reactions online Monday:
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: "David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is. - Iggy Pop"
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) 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 McCartney]
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
Brian Eno, who collaborated with Bowie on his famous "Berlin Trilogy" of albums:
David's death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now [...] I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: "Thank you for our good times, Brian. they will never rot." And it was signed "Dawn."
I realize now he was saying goodbye. [The Telegraph]
Tony Visconti, Bowie's longtime producer:
He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry. [Facebook]
St. Vincent might've put it best. Julie Kliegman
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) January 11, 2016