(NEWSER) – A Change.org petition may be futile, but that hasn't stopped hundreds from signing their names.

The mission: bring David Bowie back to life. Created by a fan in Rome, the petition begs God to "say no to David Bowie dead" and currently has some 1,200 supporters. And that's just one of the many tributes to Bowie coming from around the globe.

One of the most moving came during a gathering near Bowie's birthplace in London's Brixton area on Monday, per the Guardian. Hundreds of fans—some armed with musical instruments—sang their favorite Bowie songs, like "Space Oddity," in unison during a goosebumps-raising gathering. Nearby, a mural of Bowie at Brixton station was adorned with hundreds of flowers, reports Newsweek.

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