David Bowie: Fans mourn at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star
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.