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David Bowie remembered – the front pages

As fans mourn the death of David Bowie the media has rushed to cover the news around the world. Here’s how the Australian newspapers, along with some international outlets, covered the news on their front pages:

The Courier Mail went with a lyric from one of his songs Space Oddity “Planet Earth is Blue”:

Courier Mail

Sister publication The Herald Sun also used Bowie lyrics, with “Starman waiting in the sky”: Herald SunFellow News Corp title The Advertiser also went with the Starman theme: Advertiser

The Daily Telegraph in Sydney went with a simple but elegant, “Ashes to Ashes” tribute: Daily Telegraph

Rival The Sydney Morning Herald splashed with “Sorrow: death of a rock legend”: SMH

While The Age went with a simple tribute:  The Age

Overseas, The Guardian deserves recognition for this simple but powerful front page:Guardian

Likewise London commuter paper Metro used an iconic image of Bowie:

MetroWhile The Independent went with: Independent

New Zealand’s The Press went with “Visionary Pop Genius”: The Press

However you have to feel bad for the New York Times which, according to Boing Boing, went to print with a story noting Bowie’s birthday and a lead that read: “It’s a good time to be David Bowie” but failed to note his death (ignore the Stan ad).Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 9.05.39 am


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