lundi 11 janvier 2016

Tributes for iconic singer David Bowie

LONDON (AP) — Tributes have poured in for singer David Bowie, who died Sunday aged 69. Politicians, entertainers, actors and astronauts have expressed their sadness about his passing. Here is a look at some of the reactions:

Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, posted a picture of his smiling father on Twitter:
"Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."
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Astronaut Tim Peake, who is aboard the International Space Station:
"Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer - his music was an inspiration to many."
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German Foreign Office:
"Good-bye, David Bowie. You are now among #Heroes. Thank you for helping to bring down the #wall."
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The Rolling Stones:
"The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original."
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Madonna:
"Im Devastated! (sic) This great Artist changed my life! First concert i (sic) ever saw in Detroit!"
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Iggy Pop:
"David's friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is."
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:
"I wish he could have stayed on earth longer. RIP."
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the BBC he remembered Bowie's early rise to stardom:
"I remember sitting listening to his songs endlessly in the '70s particularly and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had," Welby said. "Extraordinary person."
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British Prime Minister David Cameron:
"Genius is an over-used word but I think musically, creatively, artistically David Bowie was a genius."
"For someone of my age he provided a lot of the soundtrack of our lives."
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair:
"From the time I saw his Ziggy Stardust concert as a student, I thought he was a brilliant artist and an exciting and interesting human being."
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London Mayor Boris Johnson:
"No-one in our age has better deserved to be called a genius."
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Comedian Ricky Gervais:
"I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie."
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Rapper Kanye West:
"David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime."
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Singer Pharrell Williams:
"David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace."
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Actor Mark Ruffalo:
"Rip Father of all us freaks. Sad sad day. Love always."

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