Other tributes

From the International Space Station to the Vatican, tributes poured in for the late David Bowie.

Former Roxy Music member Brian Eno, Bowie's long-time collaborator: "Over the last few years - with him living in New York and me in London - our connection was by e-mail. We signed off with invented names: some of his were Mr Showbiz, Milton Keynes, Rhoda Borrocks and the Duke of Ear.

"I received an e-mail from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal... It ended with this sentence: 'Thank you for our good times, Brian, they will never rot'. And it was signed 'Dawn'.

I realise now he was saying goodbye."

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger: "David was always an inspiration to me and a true original. He was wonderfully shameless in his work."

Singer Madonna: "Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert I ever saw in Detroit! R.I.P."

Cardinal and head of the Vatican's culture council Gianfranco Ravasi, quoting Space Oddity: "Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignition and may God's love be with you (David Bowie)."

British astronaut Tim Peake, on board the International Space Station: "Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer - his music was an inspiration to many."

Rockers Queen, posting a video of Under Pressure, a song originally recorded by the band and Bowie: "This is our last dance..." Rocker Bruce Springsteen, referring to his band: "Over here on E Street, we're feeling the great loss of David Bowie. David was a visionary artist and an early supporter of our music."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2016, with the headline 'Other tributes'. Print Edition | Subscribe