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David Bowie’s gift was treating his fans like friends

The rock star, who has died aged 69, enjoyed delighting people with his music and acting

By Charlotte Runcie  

David Bowie performs on stage at the relaunch of the Carling Apollo, Hammersmith, in west London. ©Myung Jung Kim/PA

In all the tributes that have poured in for David Bowie since his death was announced early on Monday morning, there has been praise of his creativity, individuality and unmatched musical talent. His name has been mentioned alongside Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and John Lennon as one of the men who changed popular…

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