David Bowie's birthplace partied late into the night on Monday, celebrating a life which flourished from humble beginnings into an astonishing music career spanning decades, including numerous reinventions and reincarnations.
Brixton, south London, was set alight with an atmosphere akin to a festival as thousands gathered close to a permanent mural installed to celebrate its most famous son.
Bowie, who died on Sunday following an 18-month battle with cancer, has received overwhelming tributes the world over, with his widow Iman tweeting simply: "The struggle is real, but so is God."
Meanwhile, Brixton paid its respects in a way only it could...
— Shady Music Facts (@musicnews_shade) January 11, 2016
There are at last a thousand people on the streets of Brixton singing Bowie songs. pic.twitter.com/gvGkQqEgqO— Paul B ★★★★ (@paulbridgewater) January 11, 2016
We can be heroes, just for one day! Rest in peace David Bowie. You're truly amazing.. Love from Pop Brixton! ♥️💚💜💙 pic.twitter.com/qDMzlDuIDP— Pop Brixton (@PopBrixton) January 11, 2016
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