Fans in Dublin join others around the world to mark the death of the singer, songwriter and performer David Bowie.
One of the most influential musicians of his era, the singer, songwriter and performer David Bowie has died at the age of 69. He had been suffering from cancer and passed away in New York three days after celebrating his birthday and releasing the album, 'Blackstar'. On Twitter, David Bowie’s son the filmmaker Duncan Jones confirmed his father’s death.
Devastated fans around world are paying tribute to their hero. In Brixton, south London, the birthplace of David Bowie, fans leave tributes at a mural inspired by the artwork for the album 'Aladdin Sane'.
For one fan in Brixton, David Bowie was more than a just a rock star,
He inspired a lot of people.
In Dublin, the Dublin Bowie Festival is hosting a special tribute night for fans in the Grand Social. For organiser of the event John Brereton,
He revolutionised people’s lives, made people feel they could be who they wanted to be.
Bowie fan Tommy Crampton is attending the tribute night. He recalls the time in 1999 when he shook hands with David Bowie,
That was just the highlight of my life so far.
David Bowie’s music has been the soundtrack to fan Emma Burke-Kennedy’s life.
I’ve always just had a really great feeling listening to his actual voice.
Meanwhile on social media there are expressions of shock, grief and celebration of the music legacy David Bowie leaves behind.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 January 2016. The reporter is Sinead Morris.