His widow Iman, son Duncan Jones and an array of famous friends and collaborators, like Brian Eno and Tony Visconti, have taken to social media to share touching tributes to the late singer, honouring both the anniversary of his death and what would have been his 70th birthday just a couple days ago (January 8).
Events are scheduled around the world to mark the anniversary of the rock star's passing tonight — from concerts and film screenings in his hometown of Brixton to a New York City celebration featuring performances from Mr. Hudson, B-52s frontwoman Kate Pierson and Canadian space traveller (and "Space Oddity" coverer) Chris Hadfield.
This past weekend, actor Gary Oldman even hosted an event at the Brixton Academy, featuring appearances from Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and La Roux.
You can head here to revisit Exclaim!'s Timeline detailing the Bowie's career up to the release of last year's Blackstar. Just this week, a posthumous EP titled No Plan arrived as an unexpected gift to grieving fans.
Below, read a selection of some of the many messages pouring in to pay continued respect to Bowie.
[Ed. note: Brian Eno's tweet features an image by Italian artist Daniela Sbrana.]
Happy birthday (grand)dad. We love you. Goodnight. pic.twitter.com/O4St8GJu6G— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 8, 2017
Gone But Never Forgotten: RIP David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) pic.twitter.com/CLjcz5Es27— Brian Eno (@dark_shark) January 9, 2017
Happy Birthday dear old friend. Forever.— Tony Visconti (@Tonuspomus) January 8, 2017
(Hansa Studios, Berlin, 1980) pic.twitter.com/RVUzZHnnrG