These David Bowie Stories Are A Reminder Of The Tremendous Human Being The World Lost Today
The cosmic sadness you feel in the universe today is the absence of David Bowie, who passed away yesterday at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie was the undisputed heavyweight champ of being effortlessly cool. Everything just came so natural to him, making him larger than life almost every aspect: A beloved recording artist with his many phases and personas. A fashion icon. A fiercely inspired creative who encouraged others to take risks and just be themselves. A deeply passionate, flawed, and rebellious saint to many.
And at the end of the day, he was a wonderful and gregarious human being.
The memorializing of David Bowie beyond his earthly life has just begun. Meanwhile, here are a few stories about just how amazing David Bowie was on a personal level — a level that very few people were lucky enough to know him on. It’s best read with The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars playing at full volume. Or really anything from expansive catalog of music created over the last five decades.
Here’s one from Owen Pallett, a Canadian violinist who frequently played with Arcade Fire.