LONDON - 1985: Singers Paul McCartney (L) and David Bowie (R) back stage at Wembley for Live Aid in 1985, London. (Photo by D
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Paul McCartney has added his voice to the outpouring of grief caused by the passing of David Bowie at the age of 69. Macca posted a heartfelt note on his website on Monday morning (Jan. 11).

“Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I’m proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world.

I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever.”

Click here for more Bowie tributes, and see the details of the David Bowie tribute concert coming to New York in March.