Mick Jagger on David Bowie: 'Always an Inspiration to Me and a True Original'

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David Bowie and Mick Jagger performing at The Prince's Trust 10th Birthday Party at Wembley Arena on June 20, 1986.

Mick Jagger is speaking out following the death of his friend and fellow rock legend David Bowie

"David was always an inspiration to me and a true original," the singer said in a statement. "He was wonderfully shameless in his work we had so many good times together  he was my friend , I will never forget him."

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Jagger also tweeted the message about Bowie and shared a photo of the two together.