As people around the world woke up Monday morning to the news that David Bowie had died at age 69 after a secret battle with cancer, several celebrities turned to social media to pay tribute to the iconic, chameleon-like musician.

Though Bowie's greatest legacy comes from his music, including classic songs like "Let's Dance," "Space Oddity" and "Golden Years," his influence also extended to the worlds of fashion, visual art and acting.

Below are some of the more poignant celebrity tributes.

"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

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.

Posted by The Rolling Stones on Monday, January 11, 2016

When I was a teenager I was very depressed and confused, lonely, afraid. I discovered David Bowie and he became...

Posted by Jane Wiedlin on Sunday, January 10, 2016

Farewell Major Tom 🚀... There are no words. RIP David, another hero remembered #legend #davidbowie

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