David Bowie plaque unveiled at late star's Berlin home

Mayor of Berlin Michael Mueller points at a commemorative plaque for David Bowie, on August 22.
Mayor of Berlin Michael Mueller points at a commemorative plaque for David Bowie, on August 22.PHOTO: EPA

BERLIN (Reuters) - A plaque honouring David Bowie was unveiled on Monday at the home where the late rock star lived during his stay in Cold War-era Berlin.

Bowie, who died in January, moved to Berlin in the mid-1970s. He lived there while he worked on albums Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Fans gathered at the building on Monday, laying flowers and candles outside, before Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller unveiled the plaque reading "David Bowie (1947-2016) lived in this house 1976-1978".

The plaque also quotes a line from Heroes.

"I think one can say David Bowie and West Berlin had quite a special partnership," Mr Mueller told the crowd.