— -- 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]
Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie's passing RIP.
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.
Very sad to hear about the death of David Bowie but through his music he will live forever.
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
Style chameleon. Mercurial musician. Well played #DavidBowie.
Could it really be true? David David Bowie die? #sayitaintso #ziggyplayedguitar.
I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on. RIP #DavidBowie
RIP David. I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived. #sorrow
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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