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Just a few days after his 69th birthday and the release of a brand-new album, it was announced on Monday morning (January 11) that David Bowie had died a day earlier with his family by his side, and the music industry is feeling the tough after effects from such an incredible loss.

Bowie, who had a major influence in the realms of music, art and fashion, over the last four decades, passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. If you picked up a copy of his latest album, Blackstar, this news comes at a shockingly eerie time, considering the project's lead single "Lazarus" opens up with the line: "Look up here, I'm in heaven."

Even though his glam rock debut dates back to 1972, it's blatantly clear to distinguish the influence that the late icon had amongst some of today's biggest chart-toppers, and the social media gates flooded upon the reveal of the unfortunate news. 

In honor of the late trailblazer's passing, iHeartRadio has rounded up some of the most touching tributes from Kanye West, Madonna and more below.

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So lucky to have met you!!!! Hot Tramp I love you So! ❤️#rebelheart

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Absolutely devastating news. I feel so lucky to have considered you a friend. R.I.P. Thank you for everything.

A photo posted by Sean Ono Lennon (@sean_ono_lennon) on

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