Tributes to David Bowie have come pouring in from all corners. Seemingly everyone has been touched by the late singer in some way, most of all his widow Iman. The collective grief reminds of Michael Jackson’s passing, although Bowie’s legacy is a great deal less complicated and we now have a great deal more access to instant sharing. Happily, the more cynical responses have generally been roundly castigated But the most poignant fan tribute didn’t come online. Brixton residents, Bowie’s hometown, gathered in a large crowd outside the Ritzy cinema, home to a Bowie mural, and sang group renditions of some of Bowie’s greatest hits. The crowd outside the theater gathered below the marquee reading “David Bowie Our Brixton Boy RIP.” Check out some media below. First up is "Starman."
Then "Life On Mars."
And, of course, "Let's Dance."
The gathering was one of two Brixton remembrances, according to The Standard. The other tribute party was held at the Prince Albert Pub, just down the street from Bowie’s birth home. Meanwhile, in New York City, fans visited Bowie's longtime home in Soho to leave tributes.