The death of rock god David Bowie led to an outpouring of love, grief and stories about the great man. Here were some of our favourite tributes which fans shared on social media:

This beautiful GIF of illustrations by Helen Green showed the many faces of Bowie – and was one of the most-shared tributes of the day:

 
 

The New Yorker showed its respects with a typically witty, poignant cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz:

 

Remembering Davie Bowie with this cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz: http://nyer.cm/wGJIfNl

Posted by The New Yorker Cartoons on Monday, 11 January 2016
 

Many shared the words of Caitlin Moran: ‘When in doubt, listen to Bowie’ -

 
 

And this wonderful letter than Bowie wrote to a 14-year-old American fan in 1967:

 
 

The European Space Agency paid its tribute:

 
 

While back down on earth, so did the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton…

 
 

…where the morning after an impromptu street party celebrating Bowie’s life and music, one statue looked like this:

 
 

Some of the stories shared showed how Bowie had touched us mere mortals:

 
 

And people shared their stories of meeting the man. From William Boyd:

 
 

To Tim Burgess of The Charlatans:

 
 

Jon Snow explained why “a straight old newsman gets churned up about a rock singer”:

 
 

Illustrator Moose Allain made this beautiful Vine in tribute to the Star Man: 

 
 

And of course, it wouldn’t be a tribute to Bowie if there wasn’t sound as well as vision. Organist Gordon Wilson paid this tribute at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow:

 

Not a good day. Took myself off to The Art Galleries...this was moving.

Posted by Gordon Wilson on Monday, 11 January 2016
 

Oh, and just in case you were wondering if was OK to shed a tear about Bowie’s passing? Yes. Yes, it was:

 
 

But we'll give the last word to Frank Zappa's son...

 
 


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