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

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

Jan 11, 2016

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:

I'm devastated.David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan....

Posted by Madonna on Monday, January 11, 2016
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