News that musical icon David Bowie died at age 69 from cancer shot around the world Monday. Bowie passed away late Sunday night.
Here in Waterloo Region, musicians and local leaders shared their memories. Above, a phote from Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, who put a Bowie record on this morning in remembrance.
Listening to every Bowie song on my iPod on the way to work. The world lost a genius. RIP.— @emilyadavies
I"m not going to lie. I'm listening to an all Bowie playlist for the next who knows how long.— @cinn48
Waterloo's Danny Michel made an entire album of Bowie covers, called Loving the Alien. Michel said on Twitter he posted this photo to Instagram before he'd heard the news of Bowie's death.
And I'd JUST posted this today..... https://t.co/XONkZ59LHi— @dannymichel
The beautiful and peerless genius David Bowie has passed. So many wonderful tributes. I wonder if he knew just how much we all loved him?— @normanblake
Our favourite cover of David Bowie. https://t.co/ofx4JgQGw1 Butterfly Boucher + Bowie. (+Remember that moment in Breakfast Club?)— @openearsfest
RIP Major Tom...always be part of my high school years.....sad day in the rock world...lost a genius...💕 peace to Bowie's family...— @GaspeBelle13
My David Bowie highlight would be the 1997 album Earthling. It made me a fan, and the song "Dead Man Walking" continues to kick my ass. RIP— @andrewljacob
Like his music, his life was a work of art. He will live on and reign in the Sonics. Rest peacefully, Bowie.— @jojoworthington