My mom actually alerted me to his passing this morning. Thought about how I could make a tribute to this childhood hero. Didn't.
The Guardian posted a great article on the ambiguous relations ship between Bowie and America, where I now live too. Not too far from New York City, where he died. Within eyesight actually. That article contained a link to "I'm afraid of Americans":
Please mister Gravedigger, would care if you found a golden song and put it in your pocket.
(It was pouring when he died, probably, well, the sky did cry heavily a few days before, enough to put water in our basement)