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.
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: "David's friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is. - Iggy Pop"— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie's passing RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) January 11, 2016
RIP David . I loved your music. I loved you. One of the greatest performance artists to have ever lived. #sorrow— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 11, 2016