After David Bowie died on Sunday following an 18-month battle with cancer, celebrities from around the world took to social media to share their memories of the music legend.
The Rolling Stones commemorated their contemporary on Twitter this morning.
As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original. 2/2 #DavidBowie— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
Madonna paired a classic Bowie image with a heartfelt caption on her Instagram account.
A Kanye West tweet called Bowie "one of my most important inspirations."
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
Fellow legend Paul McCartney posted a throwback image on his Instagram account commemorating the star.
"Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I'm proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever." - Paul Photo of Paul and David Bowie by @LindaMcCartney 1985 #PaulMcCartney #DavidBowie
Cher's tweet remembering Bowie was brief but heartfelt.
DEVASTATED...💔 A LEGEND IS GONE✨🌟✨— Cher (@cher) January 11, 2016
Sam Smith, who had been celebrating a Golden Globes win last night, took a more somber tone on Instagram this morning.
Music mogul Pharrell Williams celebrated Bowie's legacy on Twitter.
David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace 🖖🏾 #RIPDavidBowie— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016
U2 offered a heartfelt memorial via this classic photo of Bowie and Bono.
Planet Earth is blue - Bono pic.twitter.com/p4GVmnuQql— U2 (@U2) January 11, 2016
Yoko Ono paid tribute to Bowie on Facebook and called him a father figure to her son, Sean Lennon.