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Monday, 11 January 2016

Tributes pour in for David Bowie

Tributes are pouring in for David Bowie who's died at the age of 69.

The musician and actor who was born in Brixton, was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago.

His son's confirmed the news this morning, saying he's "very sorry and sad to say it's true".

Bowie launched his Ziggy Stardust stage show with the Spiders from Mars, Ronson, Bolder and Woodmansey, at the former Toby Jug pub in Tolworth on the 10th of February 1972.

Davis Sinclair is a music journalist.

Bowie biographer Mary Finnigan says the singer was her lodger in south London in 1969.

Sky's entertainment correspondent Lucy Cotter says he made a huge impact on the music industry.

David Bowie fans have been leaving flowers and candles outside what's thought to have been his childhood home in Brixton.

Messages read "we love you forever" and "Bye bye hero."

Candles and flowers have also placed on the singer's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Meanwhile, the Ritzy Cinema has also paid its own very personal tribute.

The Prime Minister is the latest to pay tribute.

David Bowie's former wife Angie, who's currently a contestant in Celebrity Big Brother, is still unaware of the singer's death.

Producers say she'll be informed off-camera at the earliest opportunity today.

Lambeth Council has issued a statement saying "Lambeth is shocked and saddened at the loss of its much-loved Brixton hero and global superstar. "

The V&A Museum, which hosted an exhibition of Bowie's work in 2013, says at the moment there are no plans to bring it back, as it is on tour until at least the end of this year.

It featured more than 300 objects that included handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments.

The exhibition is currently on tour in The Netherlands.

These people have been to lay flowers and pay tribute at a mural of his face in Brixton.

David Bowie’s face adorns the Brixton Pound; Tom Shakhli is General Manager of the initiative.

Radio Jackie’s Programme Controller Dave Owen relives his favourite memory of the boy from Brixton.

Tim Strange is head of Croydon School of Arts where Bowie studied in the 60s.

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