The death of Bowie — a South London native who was born on Stansfield Road, yards away from where his mural stands — was the inspiration behind an impromptu street party that look over the centre of SW2 last night.

We headed down this morning to visit the memorial for a second time.

“Goodbye Thin White Duke

Marco

Mary

Italy”

“David Bowie you were the soundtrack to our lives

Sonia & Dave”

“I could fall asleep at night as a rock n roll star

I will miss you very much

Lee”

“Keep shining Starman

Love Big Jay x”

“My mum danced with you in ‘74

I love you just like she does

THANK YOU

Lucie”

“Who said you could leave?

We may not have known you personally but we certainly knew and understood your music.

Taken far too soon

RIP

From one of your millions & millions of fans x”

“Bowie,

You make Brixton proud

You make London proud

You make a generation

PROUD

In death you make everyone prouder

Thank you”

“RIP DAVID BOWIE

I was an (sic) will carry on to be inspired by your art and music. Rest in peace LOVE YOU FOREVER xxx YOUR BIGGEST FAN DAYNA DIXON”

“He will always LIVE…

#starman

#ziggy

#legend

…Gracias from Mexico”

“I thought I saw

You in an icecream

Parlour, drinking

milkshakes cold

And long RIP”

A flyer from a David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails gig in Hartford, Conneticut, USA, in 1995

“Have a nice trip Starman!

Be Ziggy and Major Tom stay with you!

Love forever!

From Chintia Casagrande

Uru/Poa Brasil”

“MY HERO

Michele & Danielle

Crete, Greece”

“Farewell

David Jones

David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust

Aladdin Sane

Thin White Duke

Pierrot

Glass Spider

Tim Machine

Earthling

RIP 1947–2016

Q&V”

A cover of teen magazine Jackie from Thursday 16th March 1974, bearing the inscription “Thanks for the fashion, a huge inspiration”

“The stars look very different today”

“There is an eternity out there

Now is time to cross the misty space

Captain of my inspiration

Melody of my poetry

You made all the dust become STARDUST

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Now is time to leave the candlesa

To you like stars on the ground

Planet Earth is sad but forever thankful to you.

And there is nothing I can do.

From: Argentinean poet Belen Prado

To: David Bowie

10.01.2016"

Originally published at https://www.thenationalstudent.com.