Here's the BBC report for those who want to see it.
This great man, a god in his own right, passed late last night, in perhaps the biggest shock and loss to music since Michael Jackson. So many artists take from this man and would not be here without him. He wasn't just a performer. He was an immensely talented vocalist, a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, a composer, and a cosmic alien.
As some have already stated, David Bowie's death is proof that even gods can fall. Rest In Peace Ziggy, you're finally home.