HEADLINES Published January12, 2016 By Beatrice Asuncion

Astronaut pays fitting tribute to David Bowie

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David Bowie
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David Robert Jones famously known as David Bowie is an English rock star who made a great influence in British pop culture. David Bowie is best known for going beyond what is expected, he tends to amaze people with his odd ideas. People like David Buckley a biographer described Bowie as "challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day." Even the music reviewer Brad Filicky described Bowie's five decade reign in the music industry as "a musical chameleon, changing and dictating trends as much as he has altered his style to fit, influencing fashion and pop culture."

Given the accolades, the world was shocked when it was announce that the seemingly immortal British singer has passed away last Monday January 10, 2016 after 18 months of battling cancer.

Following the news, millions of tributes were seen especially through the social media coming from different famous artists and diehard fans as well. Amongst those who paid their respect is astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Chris Hadfield has been a full pledged Bowie fan for years. In fact, back in 2013 he uploaded a video on Youtube singing one of Bowie's hits "Space Oddity." What made the video special is that it was recorded in the International space station and was dubbed to be the very first music video filmed in outer space. The video ultimately went viral earning almost 28 million views.

Upon hearing the sad new Hadfield immediately gave out a heartwarming statement on his Facebook account saying:

"It leaves me and, I suspect, millions around the world, with an instant feeling of loss and emptiness - and yet also a wistful joy, a sense of how creative and inspirational just one of us can be. His art defined an image of outer space, inner self, and a rapidly changing world for a generation finding themselves at the confluence."

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