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The death of David Bowie impacted on fans across the globe, but nowhere was this loss felt more greater than in his hometown.

A Londoner - born in Brixton, in fact - David Bowie always remained proud of his roots, in that curiously natural, under-stated and affecting manner he made his own.

When news of his passing trickled through, fans in Brixton began attempting to organise a street party. Community hub The Ritzy cinema were amongst the first to pay their respects, with a moving and very public tribute:

Becoming a fulcrum for fans to express their grief, people began gathering outside. At first a trickle, then a flood - a PA system was requested, and fans started to sing David Bowie classic after David Bowie classic.

One rendition of 'Starman' stands out - the lights dimming, the flicker of phones in the distance and fans coalescing, sharing memories.

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It wasn't all party time, though. Some offered rather more quiet, introspective tribute, with a Bowie mural in Brixton becoming a shrine of sorts for fans.

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At times, the grief seemed to be city wide. Heddon Street in Central London is famously the scene where David Bowie shot the iconic cover for his 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' album, and it quickly gathered floral tributes.

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Almost unbearably sad. All that's left is some incredible, extraordinary music.

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A Valediction: Clash Pays Tribute To David Bowie

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