IN the first 4 months of 2016 the showbiz world has said goodbye to some of the biggest talents of our generation.
The loss of legendary musician David Bowie, actor Alan Rickman, TV veteran Terry Wogan, producer David Gest, This Morning agony aunt Denise Richardson and many, many more has been felt profoundly across the nation.
On January 11th, the music world went into mourning when a statement from Bowie’s reps confirmed the Just Dance hitmaker had lost his battle with cancer, aged just 69.
The Life On Mars singer died just days after his 69th birthday when he released his new album, Blackstar.
A statement read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes to the glam rock star, writing on Twitter: “I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.”
Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw said: “We’ve lost a good one. He made me like pop music and want to work at Radio One,” while Eddie Izzard commented: “Please could every radio station around the globe just play David Bowie music today – I think the world owes him that.”