NEWS / David Bowie will be the subject of a major tribute at the Brit Awards next month (Feb16).
Brits chairman Max Lousada has confirmed the rock icon's "extraordinary life and work" will be honoured at the ceremony, which is set for London's O2 Arena on 24 February (16).
Bowie became the oldest recipient of a Brit Award when he picked up the Best British Male honour at the 2014 event.
A memorial concert, which had initially been organised as a tribute show, is also being planned for New York's Carnegie Hall in March (16).
Bowie lost his battle with cancer on Sunday (10Jan16), aged 69 and immediately sparked a flurry of tributes from his musical peers, including Boy George, Marilyn Manson, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.
Former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox also paid her respects to the star on her Facebook page on Monday (11Jan16).
"Like a gazillion other people, I feel stunned by the news that David Bowie has departed this earth," she began. "At the loss of someone who has impacted and influenced your life, you can hardly begin to measure the shape of what’s left behind. Our personal and collective inner landscape has shifted and we're trying to come to terms with it."
Lennox went on to share her thoughts on Bowie's last album, Blackstar, which was released just two days before his death on his 69th birthday.
"No one exists forever and it seems our elegant gentleman was well aware that his last mortal chapter was about to reach its conclusion," she continued. "Blackstar was his parting gift. Provocative and nightmarishly 'otherworldly'… we are jolted towards the twilight realms of epileptic seizures and voodoo scarecrows."
The 61-year-old finished her post with a moving poem, writing: "The bejewelled remains of Major Tom lie dormant in a dust coated space suit…It leaves me breathless. You must see it to believe it…He knew…He could see through it all." (Bron: Music-News)