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.
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
Don't believe in yourself , don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death's release#DavidBowie
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) 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
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
Rip Father of all us freaks. Sad sad day. Love always Legendary singer David Bowie dies at 69 https://t.co/ezRx7NVhSC # via HuffPostEnt
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 11, 2016
“Turn and face the strange.”
― David Bowie
— Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) January 11, 2016
I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016
Sad to hear that David Bowie died. He was amazing.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2016
A way to say goodbye. He sings Jaques Brel's My Death in 1973. https://t.co/E46RsmH0xF
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) January 11, 2016
"But the key to the city is in the sun that pins the branches to the sky…" #DavidBowie
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) January 11, 2016
— Adrian Grenier (@adriangrenier) January 11, 2016
Please could every radio station around the globe just play David Bowie music today – I think the world owes him that.
— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) January 11, 2016
Find it hard to believe David Bowie has died. What an incredible life
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) January 11, 2016