Church Bells Ring Out Space Oddity In Beautiful Tribute To David Bowie

After an 18-month battle with cancer, David Bowie died this week. One church bid farewell in a most unique tribute.

Wat een mooi eerbetoon ??Space Oddity van David Bowie Krijg je gewoon kippenvel van!

Posted by Marchal Molenaar on Monday, 11 January 2016

As the world mourns the death of rock star David Bowie, 69, who died of cancer on Sunday, tributes of all stripes poured in near and far. But one church in Netherlands did something absolutely beautiful that is sure to send chills down your spine.

On Monday, bells at the 634-year-old Utrecht Church's Dom Tower rang, replicating the tune of Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” a classic from 1969.

Facebook user Marchal Molenaar captured the heart-warming tune heard from the church and posted it on social media. Along with being shared nearly 30,000 times, the surreal clip has also gathered a number of heartfelt comments from Bowie fans. 

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The church's musical goodbye is just one of the tributes honoring Bowie's life and contribution to music, fashion and pop culture. Various artists and celebrities used social media platforms to express their grief on the great loss.

I'm devastated.David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan....

Posted by Madonna on  Monday, 11 January 2016

Bowie influenced thousands of people across the globe, and was everything all at once — a singer, actor, songwriter, painter and much more. While for some he proved a ray of hope, breaking all norms and barriers, for others, he was truly an inspiration.

"Lazarus," a song on Bowie's final album Blackstar, seems to be a parting gift for fans as it shows the singer approach his death. The songs open with the lyrics: "Look up here, I'm in heaven!"

Indeed, the multi-talented artist will live on in people’s hearts forever and both his life and death will serve as an example for generations to come.

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