January 12, 2016


David Bowie’s Death Causes 8 Million Tweets in 24 Hours

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Jim Dyson/Getty Images

David Bowie’s death dominated social media in the hours after the news broke on social media early Monday morning (Jan. 11), with 8 million tweets about Bowie sent in the 24 hours after the announcement.

According to Twitter, “Heroes” was the most-tweeted Bowie song in the 24 hours after his death, followed by “Starman,” “Ziggy Stardust” and the title track to his new album, Blackstar:

Meanwhile, 35 million Facebook users had a whopping 100 million interactions about Bowie on the social network in the first 12 hours after news broke, according to Billboard. The post confirming Bowie’s passing on his own Facebook page was the top post about Bowie from a public figure.

Hundreds of celebrities posted tributes to Bowie, who died at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer. Click here to read tributes from Madonna, Kanye West and more.