The World Loses It Live on Twitter Over David Bowie’s Passing

01.11.16 1 year ago

Coming as it did in the middle of the night, many people first learned – and found comfort – over the passing of the rock icon while surfing on Twitter.  For many in Hollywood, the news broke into the Golden Globes post-game Tweets, while across the planet others opened their social accounts to find that a beloved hero was gone.

For those watching on Twitter, the night afforded the spectacle of waves of people learning the news and joining in the grief in real time.  Here's how some in Hollywood responded, beginning with Rickey Gervais, just over an hour after stepping off-stage as host of the Golden Globes:

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