My father was a big soul fan so my first exposure to Bowie in the eighties was his Soul Train apperances which blew me away and this led me to seek out other music of his and I've never looked back.
Like many David was a constant companion during the ups and downs of my life and his music just spoke to me in ways no other artist ever has. He taught us that it's ok to be yourself and to push yourself to be the best you can be.
I have no doubt that people will still be listening to his music and discussing him long after everyone here is gone. Immortality beckons.