David Bowie
David Bowie (R) performs on stage with with Annie Lennox during The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain April 20, 1992. Sales of David Bowie's last album - released two days before his death from cancer, announced January 11, 2016 - have soared along with downloads of his greatest hits, testimony to the powerful appeal of a pioneer in pop culture and the music business. Reuters/Dylan Martinez

When David Bowie's official Twitter account declared the demise of the English pop legend, fans found it hard to believe. However, Bowie’s son, reputed director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and said he would be offline for a while. David Bowie’s wife, Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, a model, actress and entrepreneur, tweeted on Sunday that “the struggle is real, but so is God.” Iman married Bowie in 1992.

Bowie’s long time producer Tony Visconti, bid farewell to his friend via Facebook saying Bowie’s death is no different from his life – “a work of Art.” Visconti first worked with him on 1969's “A Space Oddity.”

“David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is,” tweeted close friend and collaborator, Iggy Pop.

The Rolling Stones expressed their shock and sadness with a two-part tweet saying Bowie was wonderful and kind, an extraordinary artist and a true original. Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones paid tribute, saying “he was wonderfully shameless in his work.”

Madonna, who is devastated by the news of Bowie’s death, tweeted that the great artist changed her life.

Rock band Foo Fighters, actor and television presenter Ruby Rose, Australian cricket and former leg spinner Shane Warne, actor Mark Ruffalo, rocker Billy Idol and actor Russell Crowe were just few of the many who expressed their sadness and memories with the great musician.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that he grew up watching and listening to the pop genius. According to Cameron, Bowie “was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right.”

KISS frontman Gene Simmons said Bowie will be missed a lot and that his song “Changes” and the “Ziggy” story songs were a major influence on him.

David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie Bowie broke into tears after learning Bowie is no more. Angie, a current contestant on the reality show “Celebrity Big Brother UK,” broke down on camera after learning the news. Fellow contestants David Guest and John Partridge quickly came forward to comfort the 66-year-old who has been cut off from the outside world since late 2015. She blurted out the words “Stardust is gone.”

The “Thin White Duke” David Bowie was married to the former American-born actress and model from 1970 to 1980. Despite the sad news, she has opted to stay on the show.

“I haven't seen him for so many years. I can't make a big drama out of it. I just feel like an era has ended with his passing. I'm so very sad,” Angie told the Diary Room in “Celebrity Big Brother UK," revealing that she had not spoken to David for 40 years, writes The Telegraph.