Canadian politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were quick to chime in Monday following the news of music legend David Bowie’s death at the age of 69.
Trudeau honoured the late British singer by revealing one of his favourite Bowie tracks, calling the icon a “fearless original.”
I’ll never forget hearing Under Pressure for the first time - David Bowie was a fearless original with the power to charm. We'll miss him.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 11, 2016
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair got a bit more creative and reached for a “Space Oddity” reference in his tribute to Bowie.
This is Major Tom to Ground Control. The stars indeed look very different today. Your music inspired millions. Rest in peace David Bowie.— Tom Mulcair (@ThomasMulcair) January 11, 2016
And the NDP’s Charlie Angus, known for his own musical chops, shared a clip of a live performance of “Young Americans” recorded on The Dick Cavett Show in 1974.
“The world just became a little greyer,” the Timmins MP wrote on Twitter. “What a legacy. Thank you.”
Interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose shared some of her favourite songs."His music was made for dancing!" she wrote.
Conservative MP Tony Clement paid his respects as well.
Adieu David Bowie. Thanks for all the legendary music. pic.twitter.com/CGrmyVBDwK— Tony Clement (@TonyclementCPC) January 11, 2016
Bowie died after an 18-month fight against cancer on Sunday. Around the world, his death has elicited an outpouring of accolades, including from the Vatican and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
“David Bowie was someone who people of my age, and those quite a bit older, felt we grew up with,” Cameron wrote in a Facebook post. “He was also a master of reinvention, who kept getting it right, leaving a body of work that people will still be listening to in a 100 years time.
“He was someone who truly deserves to be described as a genius.”
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