News of David Bowie’s death was a total surprise for his admirers who had no knowledge of his secret battle with cancer. The music legend left many of his fans in remorse. So much so that some have even signed a petition asking God to bring him back to life.
The “Say No To David Bowie Dead" petition was started by Italian Andrea Natella. Its page on Change.org contained very few details. A photo of the late singer, better known as Ziggy Stardust, is posted along with the caption, “David Bowie cannot be dead!” The petition was also addressed to “God or whom it may concern.”
As of writing, Natella’s petition for Bowie to be brought back from the dead already has 3,847 signatures. People from all over the world have signed including those from Abu Dhabi, London, Poland and Italy.
The petition became more of a venue for fans of Bowie to share their memories of the singer. Supporters wrote their reasons for signing the "Say No To David Bowie Dead' petition as well as expressed their sadness over his death.
“David Bowie is a crucial elemental component of life on earth. Humankind cannot endure without Bowie,” wrote a fan named Marietta.
Karin Requena from Venezuela is an obvious die-hard fan of the music legend. She implored to God to bring back Bowie in exchange for a year of her life.
“God, I humbly offer a year of my life so you can give it to David Bowie so he can come back, ridden of illnesses and pains. I'm sure many others would gladly spare some time of their own lives to allow him to continue with his art. He inspires too many people, he's a light, a beacon. Just think about it, would you,” she wrote on the 'sSay No To David Bowie Dead' petition.
Other supporters also expressed their belief that the “Lazarus” singer was immortal so he couldn’t be dead. Meanwhile, some also expressed their extreme sadness at the reality of Bowie’s death.
Bowie died at the age of 69 after 18 months of battling liver cancer, according to the New York Daily News. Only close friends and families reportedly knew of his terminal illness.