Bowie truly was "alien" and way before his time...
David Bowie will be sadly missed. He was always way ahead of trends in almost every aspect of his life and music. If any performer qualified for the title, he was a true "alien". His performances transcended music and influenced the art world and his androgynous persona was light years ahead of recent viewpoints of sexuality.
It is too bad that age and disease are taking influential artists like Bowie and others from this world.
It is a darker place without them and there seemingly will be no comparable replacements.