Yoko Ono and Madonna Add Their Tributes to David Bowie
Yoko Ono and Madonna have both been left devastated after learning of David Bowie’s death on Sunday, with John Lennon’s widow suggesting it’s like the passing of a family member. Ono took to Twitter on Monday and revealed Bowie was among her closest friends when she and Lennon set up home in New York.
“As John & I had very few friends, we felt David was as close as family,” she wrote. “Sweet memories will stay with us forever.” https://twitter.com/yokoono/status/686614101024501760 Ono later added a statement, in which she revealed Bowie became a “father figure” to her son Sean after Lennon’s death in the 1980s. “John and David respected each other,” she wrote. “After John died, David was always there for Sean and me. When Sean was at boarding school in Switzerland, David would pick him up and take him on trips to museums and let Sean hang out at his recording studio in Geneva. For Sean, this is losing another father figure. It will be hard for him, I know. But we have some sweet memories which will stay with us forever.” Sean Lennon added his own tribute on Instagram, writing: “Absolutely devastating news. I feel so lucky to have considered you a friend. R.I.P. Thank you for everything.” Lennon collaborated with Bowie on his track “Fame,” which became Bowie’s first U.S. number one song in 1975. Meanwhile, Madonna also took to Twitter to honor her fallen hero.