David Bowie Has Now Become StarMan. RIP

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There’s a starman waiting in the sky;
He’d like to come and meet us,
But he thinks he’d blow our minds.
There’s a starman waiting in the sky;
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile.
He told me:
Let the children lose it;
Let the children use it.
Let all the children boogie!
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This news sucked to me almost as much as Robin Williams’ passing did.  Different idols, I guess.
David Bowie has passed on from Earth this morning.  I know everyone knows already, but I wanted to give my sympathies the best way I know how.
In case you haven’t seen it…  Lazarus, the last video he published, just shortly before his death, is fucking beautiful.  Dark, as one would expect we’d all feel at that time knowing the news he probably knew at that time, but it is just amazing.  Take a peek:

From the BBC article:

Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

A statement was issued on his social media accounts, saying he “died peacefully, surrounded by his family” after an “18-month battle with cancer”.

Tributes have been paid from around the world to the “extraordinary artist” whose last album was released days ago.

Sir Paul McCartney described him as a “great star” who “played a very strong part in British musical history”.

Bowie’s son Duncan Jones, who is a Bafta-winning film director, wrote on Twitter: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”

Ah, shit.  I’m sorry to David Bowie’s family.  I hope more people use his passing to learn more about the music he wrote that literally changes lives.  It’s that good.

Some links:

Al Jazeera:
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/british-music-legend-david-bowie-dies-aged-69-160111101638026.html

CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/entertainment/david-bowie-death/

General Twitter trending:
http://twitter.com/search?q=david+bowie+died&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch

The Independent:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/david-bowie-dead-singer-dies-after-18-month-battle-with-cancer-a6805826.html

Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-bowie-death-idUSKCN0UP0KD20160111

UK Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3393470/David-Bowie-dies-18-month-battle-cancer.html

USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2016/01/11/david-bowie-dies-69/78617530/

The Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/11/david-bowie-dies-at-the-age-of-69

The Hollywood Reporter:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/david-bowie-dead-legendary-artist-854364

New York Times, an AWESOME slideshow:
http://nyti.ms/1JEOGTM