David Bowie's Death: Musicians, Celebs and World Leaders React on Social Media

David Bowie was known as the Thin White Duke to some. Or Ziggy Stardust. Or simply “Bowie.” Though the multi-talented artist’s various nicknames were always coupled with the word “legend.”

Related: David Bowie Dies at Age 69 After Battling Cancer

Bowie, who has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer, was one of the music influential artists of the past 50 years.

His shock passing has been noted by many artists and celebrities who took to social media to share their sadness and recall his impact on contemporary music.