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This year we tragically lost a great music icon after a battle with cancer: David Bowie. The loss was felt on all levels throughout the music community, from fellow legendary rocks stars to the younger up-and-coming artists. During this year's BRIT Awards, Bowie was honored with the BRIT Icon Award, and to help remember him, Lorde performed "Life On Mars" with the late musician's band during a special tirbute.

Lorde joined David Bowie's band on stage to perform "Life On Mars" in tribute to this year's BRIT Icon from his 1971 album Hunky Dory

Lorde was an excellent choice to perform this tribute in honor of Bowie. Following his passing, the singer wrote a lengthy post on Facebook dedicated to her "hero," as she referred to him. 

When a hero dies, everyone wants a quote. I woke up this morning with a tender head from tears and that big red cup of...

Posted by Lorde on Monday, January 11, 2016

Additionally, before Lorde performed during the special tribute performance, Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman took the stage to speak of their late friend and colleague. Annie said:

"I suspect that everyone is trying to process this event. Even if they didn't know him personally, many people feel like things will never be the same again. For me, it's almost impossible to mention Bowie's name in the past tense. Everything he represented as an artist will always be vital and incredibly present."