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In the wake of Starman's sudden departure

After an 18-month battle for liver cancer, cultural icon David Bowie passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, two days after his 69th birthday. Here is a snapshot of the mourning and tributes that followed.

Bowie dominated the news in London on Jan. 12, following the announcement of his death on Sunday.
Bowie dominated the news in London on Jan. 12, following the announcement of his death on Sunday. | AP
Crowds gather in his birthplace of Brixton, South London on Monday night to celebrate the life.
Crowds gather in his birthplace of Brixton, South London on Monday night to celebrate the life. | REUTERS
A fan sings Bowie songs to crowds outside the Ritzy cinema in Brixton.
A fan sings Bowie songs to crowds outside the Ritzy cinema in Brixton. | AFP-JIJI
A man holds a 10 Brixton Pounds note, which is decorated with an image of David Bowie.
A man holds a 10 Brixton Pounds note, which is decorated with an image of David Bowie. | REUTERS
Two young fans in the crowd wear Bowie merchandise and Ziggy Stardust face makeup in his honor.
Two young fans in the crowd wear Bowie merchandise and Ziggy Stardust face makeup in his honor. | AFP-JIJI
The statue of Sir Henry Tate, an english philanthropist, is decorated with the same facial painting.
The statue of Sir Henry Tate, an English philanthropist, is decorated with the same facial painting. | AFP-JIJI
An ad for the cosmetic range of David Bowie’s wife Iman has also been embellished a la Ziggy Stardust in Brixton, south London.
An ad for the cosmetic range of David Bowie’s wife Iman has also been embellished a la Ziggy Stardust in Brixton, south London. | AP
Another woman with her face painted like Ziggy Stardust pays her respects outside a house believed to be the childhood home of David Bowie in Brixton, south London.
Another woman with her face painted like Ziggy Stardust pays her respects outside a house believed to be the childhood home of David Bowie in Brixton, south London. | AFP-JIJI
A woman with a Ziggy Stardust tattoo gets emotional as she visits the same mural.
A woman with a Ziggy Stardust tattoo gets emotional as she visits the same mural. | REUTERS
Fans in New York also commemorate the icon at a makeshift memorial outside his New York apartment building on Jan. 11.
Fans in New York also commemorate the icon at a makeshift memorial outside his New York apartment building on Jan. 11. | AFP-JIJI
Bianca Soto wipes a tear from her eye while she pays her respects at the New York memorial.
Bianca Soto wipes a tear from her eye while she pays her respects at the New York memorial. | AP
Fans in Los Angeles leave tributes by his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.
Fans in Los Angeles leave tributes by his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. | REUTERS
Fans leave flowers at a bandstand named after David Bowie where he once performed in Beckenham, South London, Jan. 11.
Fans leave flowers at a bandstand named after David Bowie where he once performed in Beckenham, South London, Jan. 11. | REUTERS
Flowers are left beneath a plaque marking the location of the cover photo for Bowie’s
Flowers are left beneath a plaque marking the location of the cover photo for Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ album in central London, Jan. 13. | AFP-JIJI
Crowds gather during a wake outside David Bowie
Crowds gather during a wake outside David Bowie’s former home in Berlin on Monday. | AFP-JIJI
Shoppers look at a CD stand dedicated to David Bowie at a Tower Records store in Shibuya, Tokyo on Tuesday.
Shoppers look at a CD stand dedicated to David Bowie at a Tower Records store in Shibuya, Tokyo on Tuesday. | AP
Bowie fans pose as they wait to hear collaborators Tony Visconti and Mick Woodmansey perform Bowie
Bowie fans pose as they wait to hear collaborators Tony Visconti and Mick Woodmansey perform Bowie’s 1970 album ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ at Toronto’s Opera House concert venue, Jan. 12. | NATHAN DENETTE/ THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP
Glenn Gregory, left, drummer Mick Woodmansey, and fellow collaborator with David Bowie, Tony Visconti, right, perform as the group Holy Holy, at a tribute show to Bowie.
Glenn Gregory, left, drummer Mick Woodmansey, and fellow collaborator with David Bowie, Tony Visconti, right, perform as the group Holy Holy, at a tribute show to Bowie. | NATHAN DENETTE/ THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP