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David Bowie: J.K. Rowling tweets moving tribute

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J.K. Rowling tweeted a heartbreaking tribute to the late rock legend David Bowie, who died late Sunday night after an 18-month battle with cancer.

“I wish he could have stayed on earth [sic] longer,” Rowling wrote. She also included a screenshot of Bowie’s now-prophetic lyrics to his just-released song “Lazarus”: “Look up here, I’m in heaven / I’ve got scars that can’t be seen / I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen / Everybody knows me now.”

Rowling also included a snapshot of the song’s sad, but ultimately uplifting conclusion:

“Oh, I’ll be free

Just like that bluebird

Oh, I’ll be free

Ain’t that just like me?”

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Rowling was among the many celebrities to tweet tributes to Bowie. Head here for more.

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