Tributes to David Bowie pour in

As the world reels from the news of his death, some 4.3 million tweets dedicated to his memory flood the Internet

By Shantila Lee | Published: 12 Jan 2016

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Millions of tributes to David Bowie from around the world have poured in, praising his legacy and remembering what he did for generations of people. According to the Daily Mail, everyone from celebs to world leaders, the Vatican and astronauts contributed to the torrent of 20,000 tweets per minute.

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Flowers in tribute at a mural at Brixton, London, where Bowie was born (Photo: TPG Images)

Instead of focusing on how he died and the ordeal he endured, we're going to leave this here as a demonstration of the sheer reach and impact Bowie has (and will always have) over the world. Lorde's tribute was so moving, we covered it separately. As Tony Visconti, Bowie's longtime producer, put it: "He wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art."

Ashes to ashes, stardust to stardust – immortal in our lives.

He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was...

Posted by Tony Visconti on Monday, January 11, 2016

I'm devastated.David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan....

Posted by Madonna on Monday, January 11, 2016

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Flowers pile up outside Bowie's house in New York (Photo: TPG Images)

Like a gazillion other people, I feel stunned by the news that David Bowie has departed this earth. At the loss of...

Posted by Annie Lennox on Monday, January 11, 2016
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A memorial at David Bowie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photo: TPG Images)

A creative genius and influence over us all.. Rest In Peace STARMAN ⭐️

A photo posted by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on



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