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Madonna, One Direction + More Stars Remember David Bowie

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Patrick Riviere, Getty Images

While the 2016 Golden Globe Awards celebrated the best in entertainment Sunday night (January 10), the industry’s brightest stars were also forced to mourn the loss of one of their own: legendary musician David Bowie.

The eccentric, androgynous performer, famous for his penchant for reinvention, died after an 18-month battle with cancer at age 69, his website confirmed. Considering the impact of his career, which spanned multiple decades and included nearly 150 million albums sold, the news hit fans — and fellow artists — like a ton of bricks.

Artists like Madonna, Cher, The Rolling Stones and reporter Kurt Loder, who were active during some of Bowie’s most compelling work through the 1970s and 1980s, expressed devastation at all that music had lost.

Still, more contemporary artists seemed equally shaken up, and Bowie’s enduring legacy was clear between mini-memorials offered by One Direction members, Adam Lambert, Halsey and more.

RIP. David Bowie. An icon.

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While Lady Gaga, herself, hasn’t offered her own reaction via social media, she has retweeted a sentiment posted by @clodaghmcginley that credits Bowie with inspiring Gaga’s career and persona.

And testaments from writers, fashion icons and…even wrestler Hulk Hogan…proved just how widely Bowie’s work has resonated.

Shocked by Bowie’s death? Tell us if you’ve got a favorite album, song or performance that you can remember.

David Bowie’s albums, ranked:

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