David Bowie Mourned One Year Later

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The shocking passing on January 10, 2016 that began a year of deaths of favorite musicians left a permanent scar not just on fans of these artists. Today, many fellow performers marked the one year anniversary of David Bowie‘s death with comments and images of the star.

We’ve sifted through dozens and selected these to share with you.

We start with a tweet from his widow, Iman…

We continue with a long essay on Facebook by his longtime producer Tony Visconti, who writes in part:

“I was sound asleep in a hotel room in Toronto when my phone lit up around 2 am with texts every second. The messages were more or less the same thing – ‘David Bowie has died’, something I had been dreading for a year.

“Looking back a year I realize I was so fortunate I was with my band when the news broke. If I was on my own I would have been totally devastated, totally.

“So, grief is a very real thing. There is no control over it. I have been on an emotional roller coaster all year and I know most of you have been too. I talk to David in my head all the time. It’s still very hard to come to terms with. In the last year of his life he was so vibrant and creative.

“Of course, he never left us in spirit. We are fortunate to have lived in the same time as him. We’ve seen him, we’ve heard him sing and speak, we’ve hugged him, we’ve worshipped him and we are constantly reminded of him daily. He was a legend in his lifetime and he will be a legend until the end of time. But he was my friend too. I miss him dearly.”

Def Leppard

Longtime collaborator Brian Eno…

Lorde kept it simple…

Queen…

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