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Tributes pour in for iconic singer David Bowie

Posted: 6:27 AM, Jan 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-11 14:12:19Z

LONDON (AP) — Tributes have poured in for singer David Bowie, who died Sunday aged 69. Politicians, entertainers, actors and astronauts have expressed their sadness about his passing. Here is a look at some of the reactions:

Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, posted a picture of his smiling father on Twitter:

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Astronaut Tim Peake, who is aboard the International Space Station:

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Madonna:

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Iggy Pop:

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the BBC he remembered Bowie's early rise to stardom:

"I remember sitting listening to his songs endlessly in the '70s particularly and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had," Welby said. "Extraordinary person."

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British Prime Minister David Cameron:

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair:

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London Mayor Boris Johnson:

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Comedian Ricky Gervais:

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Rapper Kanye West:

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Singer Pharrell Williams:

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Actor Mark Ruffalo: