Kate Bush Pens Touching Tribute to David Bowie
She said she was shocked that "someone who had already transcended into immortality could actually die"
Famously private singer Kate Bush penned a rare public statement to paid tribute to the late David Bowie, who died last week at age 69. In a short remembrance that was printed in The Guardian, the Hounds of Love artist celebrated the unique genius of the Thin White Duke, and her shock at hearing that he had died.
David Bowie had everything. He was intelligent, imaginative, brave, charismatic, cool, sexy and truly inspirational both visually and musically. He created such staggeringly brilliant work, yes, but so much of it and it was so good. There are great people who make great work but who else has left a mark like his? No one like him.
I’m struck by how the whole country has been flung into mourning and shock. Shock, because someone who had already transcended into immortality could actually die. He was ours. Wonderfully eccentric in a way that only an Englishman could be.
Whatever journey his beautiful soul is now on, I hope he can somehow feel how much we all miss him.
The Guardian has collected other artists’ remembrances as well, all of which you can see here.