The beloved ‘Goblin King’ David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016 at the young age of 69 after battling cancer for 18-months.
Bowie’s unfortunate diagnosis was kept a secret from the public, causing the news to be even more shocking.
“It’s really [disappointing] that future generations won’t be able to look up to him anymore,” junior Layla Abdallah said. “I lost one of my idols.”
Bowie’s final hit single “Lazarus” include the haunting lyrics “I’ve got scars that can’t be seen”, which hinted to listeners about his inevitable death.
“He was different, and that’s what made him a great artist,” sophomore Irene Hankle said. “He was a true inspiration for those who were different.”
Bowie’s legacy has deeply impacted a generation of music lovers, and his fame will continue on with his final goodbye.
“When I first heard he had passed, it was initially just shock because you don’t ever really expect to hear news like that,” sophomore Maria Garza said. “You’d think a legend like him is immortal but at the end of the day, he was human just like us, and we all have to go one day.”