The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and More Pay Tribute to David Bowie

"Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning," McCartney wrote.

ByABC News
January 11, 2016, 3:19 AM

— -- Musicians and celebrities have taken to Twitter and their websites to pay tribute to legendary singer David Bowie, who has died at the age of 69, his representative confirmed to ABC News.

The great Paul McCartney of the Beatles took to his page to post a touching tribute, beginning by writing, "Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together."

He continued: "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."

Here are what other celebrities had to say about the legend.


Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert i ever saw in Detroit! R.IP [1/3]Talented. Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever [2/3]So lucky to have met you!!!! Hot Tramp I love you So! [3/3]

Billy Idol

Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie's passing RIP.

Josh Groban

He never seemed of this earth. Now he's left it. He bent rules, gender, genres and our minds. RIP David Bowie. One. Of. A. Kind.

Eddie Izzard

Very sad to hear about the death of David Bowie but through his music he will live forever.

Ricky Gervais

I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.

Kanye West

David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.

The Jacksons

Style chameleon. Mercurial musician. Well played #DavidBowie.

LeVar Burton

Could it really be true? David David Bowie die? #sayitaintso #ziggyplayedguitar.

Marc Jacobs

I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on. RIP #DavidBowie

Russell Crowe

RIP David. I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived. #sorrow

Christina Perri

You said we can be heroes. thank you, david bowie, for being one of ours. #rip

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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