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The world together is mourning the loss of a legend. David Bowie was not only a musical icon to many, but also a highly-praised film and Broadway star, and to those who related to Bowie’s many lyrics dedicated to feeling like an outsider, he was a role model. He will not only be remembered for theatrical stage personas, wardrobe designs, and the lightning bolt painted bright red across his face, but his songs that made us celebrate individuality, have faith in ourselves, and most importantly: embrace change. Throughout the span of his career, Bowie never ceased in re-creating himself both to keep fans guessing and also to explore multiple sides of his complex character. Mixing genres of jazz, rock, disco, soul and whatever else from which he could draw inspiration, Bowie wrote ageless hits like “Space Oddity” and “Let’s Dance” garnering the star international attention. His restless spirit and willingness to share his art launched collaborations with Iggy Pop, John Lennon and many others superstars of the time period. As fans look back with gratitude toward Bowie’s contribution to the music world throughout his lifetime, we can all agree: the stars look very different today.