David Bowie was not just a hero in the music world — he had humanitarian impact as well.
Having lived and recorded in the German capital (Low, Heroes and Lodger make up Bowie’s iconic “Berlin trilogy”), Bowie performed near the Berlin Wall in June of 1987. A week later, President Ronald Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down this wall!” Two years later, the wall finally fell.
This morning, the German Foreign Office tweeted its thanks to Bowie for “helping to bring down the #wall.”
— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) January 11, 2016