“I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie,” Golden Globes host Gervais writes as he honors “Ziggy Stardust” artist
The news of David Bowie‘s death on Sunday at age 69 quickly spread around the world, with Hollywood stars mourning the loss of a legend.
Many actors and musicians shared their remorse while still celebrating at Golden Globes after parties just hours after the awards show in Beverly Hills, California.
Globes host and fellow Englishman Ricky Gervais tweeted his remorse just hours after the show.
“I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, the DJ at Fox’s official Globes party performed a tribute to Bowie by playing “Fame,” with Globes winners Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio and “The Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu in attendance.
The British singer-songwriter’s official Facebook page confirmed the tragic news of his death late Sunday night.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read the post.
Bowie achieved massive global success for over four decades with hit songs and albums such as “Starman,” “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” “Fame,” “Young Americans,” “China Girl,” “Modern Love,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “All the Young Dudes,” “Panic in Detroit,” “Fashion” and “Life on Mars.”
Bowie’s latest album, “Blackstar,” was released Friday, Jan, 8 — on his 69th birthday.
See the tweets below.