Fans gathered at David Bowie’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Monday to mourn the death of the music icon, who died on Sunday at 69 after an 18-month-long battle with cancer.
While musicians, actors, and world leaders remembered the rock legend with their words, fans on Hollywood Boulevard adorned his star with a floral wreath, candles, teddy bears, and what Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler described as “stardust” — an appropriate gesture for Ziggy Stardust himself. Bowie received the star in Feb. 12 1997.
“It’s a sad occasion for us this morning,” Gubler told reporters and fans on Monday. “What an iconic entertainer, rock star, writer, performer, actor; you could go on and on.”
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Bowie’s death, which came just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his critically-acclaimed studio album Blackstar, was mourned far outside of Hollywood as well, by fans, artists, and collaborators including the Rolling Stones, Yoko Ono, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and more.