Late Sunday night, the news of David Bowie's sudden passing spread across the internet in fragments before an official statement and a tweet from the late singer's son confirmed the tragic news. Almost immediately, artists took to social media to express their profound loss and offer touching tributes about the life of a legend who just released his new, Kendrick Lamar-influenced album, Blackstar, last week.

Artists of every age and every genre explained how the legendary artist impacted their music and life. The collection of social media posts offer a tiny glimpse into the monumental scope and eternal cultural impact of David Bowie and his five decades worth of art. Read a collection of tributes from Madonna, Kanye West, Sia, Pharrell, and more about the larger than life musical icon.