Paul McCartney on David Bowie: 'His Star Will Shine in The Sky Forever'

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Paul McCartney and David Bowie backstage at Live Aid on 13th July, 1985.

Paul McCartney offered some words on fellow music icon David Bowie this morning (Jan. 11) after news broke of the rock legend's passing at age 69 on Jan. 10.

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"Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I’m proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world,” McCartney said on his website. "I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever."

McCartney also Tweeted his sentiments about the shining star (and shared one awesome throwback photo):