Thousands of fans gathered in Brixton at the birthplace of David Bowie to celebrate the singer’s life.

The death of Bowie was announced yesterday morning, and soon after word of an unofficial street party started to emerge on social media.

It began with fans singing along to people playing harmonicas and acoustic guitars. Sound systems were then brought to the gathering, and The Prince of Wales: a local pub in the area placed a speaker outside its window playing Bowie’s hits, such as ‘Heroes’.

Mass sing-alongs broke out throughout the night to some of his best known songs, including ‘Rebel Rebel’, ‘Starman’ and ‘Suffragette City’.

Bowie passed away on Sunday (January 10) following an 18 month battle with liver cancer.

An official statement, published on Bowie’s Facebook page, read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

 

ANDREW SHELLEY @A_Shelley11

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