“…Friend and collaborator Brian Eno said: "David's death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now."
The Rolling Stones paid tribute to "an extraordinary artist" and a "true original".
Brian May, guitarist with Queen - with whom Bowie collaborated on Under Pressure - described him as "a fearsome talent".
Friend and collaborator Iggy Pop wrote on Twitter: "David's friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is."
Madonna said she was "devastated", writing on Facebook that Bowie "changed the course" of her life after she saw him perform - her first ever concert.
"I found him so inspiring and innovative," she wrote. "Unique and provocative. A real genius."
Rapper Kanye West said: "David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime."…”