Tributes Are Made After The Death Of Music Icon David BowieIt's hard to believe, but we're now living in a world without David Bowie. The music legend died January 10, just two days after both turning 69 and releasing his final album, "Blackstar."

After initial hopes that it was just another death hoax, the sad news was slowly confirmed online, including this post on Facebook:

January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with...

Posted by David Bowie on Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bowie's son, film director Duncan Jones, further confirmed the sad news, although he didn't elaborate on the star's surprising battle with cancer:

According to CNN, Duncan Jones's mother, Bowie's first wife, Angela, is sequestered on the U.K. series "Celebrity Big Brother." Producers told her of Bowie's death off-camera and she chose to stay on the show. Iman, Bowie's wife of 24 years, has yet to release a statement of any kind, but she did tweet birthday wishes for Bowie and a January 10 note that may have been a reference to her late husband.

Tributes have been pouring in on Monday, with many musicians honoring David Bowie (born David Jones) as a personal inspiration and hero:

In addition to being a music icon, Bowie also had many acting credits to his name -- from "Labyrinth" and "The Man Who Fell to Earth," to playing Nikola Tesla in "The Prestige," Andy Warhol in "Basquiat," Pontius Pilate in "The Last Temptation of Christ," and himself in "Zoolander" and "Extras," among others.

Here's to a true legend.

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