Stardust memories: Downtowners mourn David Bowie

Photo by Tequila Minsky Offerings piled up outside David Bowie's Lafayette St. home this week after news of his death broke on Monday.

Photo by Tequila Minsky
Offerings piled up outside David Bowie’s Lafayette St. home this week after news of his death broke on Monday.

By Lincoln Anderson |

David Bowie’s Lafayette St. home became an impromptu shrine to the transformative rock star as fans flocked to pay their respects.

Bowie died early Sunday in London at age 69 after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. Along with his wife, the model Iman, he had lived at the Soho address since 1999.

The growing memorial included cards with “Aladdin Sane” lighting bolts and stars for Starman, a “David Live” album cover, photos of Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, notes with his famous song lyrics, like “The stars look very different today” and personal notes, like “Love you forever + thanks for more permission to be a weirdo. I hope your crazy space adventure is hella fun.”

The singer shopped for food at Dean & DeLuca and got sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies at Olives on Prince St., the New York Post reported. Sean Sweeney, director of the Soho Alliance, said he once saw him about a dozen years ago having breakfast in Puck Fair bar, on Lafayette St., looking a bit worn out.

Bowie performed in the May 2002 concert in Battery Park City that was part of the first Tribeca Film Festival to boost Downtown after 9/11.

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