Celebrities React to the Death of David Bowie

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David Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69, after a long battle with cancer. The news was confirmed early Monday morning by Bowie's family and representatives. Stars of all stripes — from Evan Rachel Wood and Kanye West, to Neil Gaiman and Madonna — took to social media to pay their public respects to the pioneering rock star who served as a hero and inspiration to many, no matter the background. Read on for some of the most touching tributes and remembrances.

Beyond sad. Difficult to absorb. Deeply moved. He was a sweet sweet soul. He went out with such a creative bang. Such a...

Posted by Mick Rock on Monday, 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....

Posted by Paul McCartney on Monday, January 11, 2016

I wish he could have stayed on earth longer. RIP #DavidBowie pic.twitter.com/jnYLaaootw

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2016

Anyone who knows me at all, knows that I will be in serious mourning for a while. #bowie pic.twitter.com/dTDRG0cei8

— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) January 11, 2016

In a statement to Vulture, Billy Corgan said: "When a true star blinks out, the sky looks different and never feels the same."