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Vatican Spokesman, Archbishop Welby join others in expressing grief over the passing of David Bowie

Vatican Spokesman, Archbishop Welby join others in expressing grief over the passing of David Bowie

The surprising death of David Bowie, who just released a new album titled “Lazarus”, has sparked tributes and expressions of grief from fans, contemporaries, and faith leaders. Bowie died peacefully at 69 following a private 18 month battle with cancer, surrounded by friends and family.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi offered a tribute via Twitter.

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, told BBC4 about his memories of Bowie’s music.

“I’m very, very saddened to hear of his death.

I remember sitting listening to his songs endlessly in the ‘70s particularly and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had.”

More tributes and reporting are available on the BBC site.

Bowie’s latest release, Lazarus, was released on Friday and intended as a parting gift for fans; the video and lyrics depict how he lived his life as he neared death.

Lazarus video:


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Leslie Marshall

I pray that before he died, he called on the God that resurrected Lazarus, so that his life of wandering would find peace –once and for all.

JC Fisher

I see Bowie’s entire life AS that call (and I have faith God answered/answers Bowie’s call w/ gifts and blessings, eternally).

Rod Gillis

Here is a cute human interest article about a guy from my home town ( same last name but no relation, as far as I know) who was presented with his Music Degree from Berklee College by David Bowie who wore an academic gown for the occasion.

Michael Dresbach

Thanks for this post. However, you may want to make a correction: The new album is “Black Star,” not “Lazarus.” “Lazarus” is a track on the album.

Kathy Collins

Awesome to the end, rest in peace and sing in glory!

Bob Fitzpatrick
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