TIME celebrity

Madonna Pens Emotional Tribute to David Bowie: ‘The World Will Miss You’

Madonna Performs At AccorHotels Arena In Paris
David Wolff - Patrick—Getty Images Madonna performs at AccorHotels Arena on December 9, 2015 in Paris, France.

'David Bowie changed the course of my life forever'

When the news spread that legendary musician David Bowie had died at age 69, social media erupted with messages of mourning. Among the music industry veterans to share their kind words and memories was Madonna, who described him on Twitter as talented, unique, genius, and a game changer. She also posted an old-school photo of herself and Bowie, captioned “So lucky to have met you!!!! Hot Tramp I love you So!”

Shortly after, Madonna shared a longer, more detailed note about Bowie’s impact on her and her career.

“I’m devastated,” the note begins. “David Bowie changed the course of my life forever.

She then reminisces about attending a David Bowie concert in Detroit—her first ever. She says his music “was always inspiring but seeing him live set me off on a journey that for me I hope will never end.”

See the full post here:

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team