The world woke up to news of David Bowie’s death, this morning. Fans, celebs, broadcasters and music industry folk have taken to social media to pay their respects and air their RIPs.

The iconic figure passed away after a battle with cancer, aged 69.

Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social accounts.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said, asking for privacy for his family.