Yeah I was shocked and very upset to hear about this, I've been a big Bowie fan for quite a few years now. He is a major influence, I haven't been playing much guitar lately, but when I was I used to like playing a lot of his songs. Especially some of the more obscure stuff...
For some reason this song is in my head.
There was also a good cover that featured on the Starship Troopers film. (Zoe Poledouris - I have Not Been To Paradise)
I suspect his music is far more influential than most realise, David Bowie songs are featured in so many places and he used to work closely with Brian Eno, who's music is in many places if you know where to look.
I'm really sad, because he was such a creative soul and after seeing The Rolling Stones last year, I was really hoping I'd get a chance to see Bowie live. You just don't know when it won't be possible. Sadly it will never be possible for me to see him live now.
I have quite a few DVDs of his concerts and probably my favorite is the raw footage from his last show as the Spiders from Mars.