The statue of David Bowie is officially unveiled at the Aylesbury Market Square. The bronze sculpture is called Earthly Messenger.
The musical statue is inspired by one of Bowie's alter egos from 2002 named Ziggy Stardust. Every hour, the statue will play a Bowie song.
The money to create the statue came from grants and donations launched by David Stopps, a music promoter.
"The reaction to the statue has been so positive. When you get something like this people either love it or hate it. If people say 'I hate it' or 'I absolutely love it' then you know it's real art. That's the definition of art," said Stopps.
Bowie's statue was designed by Andrew Sinclair, who used the actual mask that the late singer wore during the filming of The Man Who Fell to the Earth to make it look realistic.
Rob Stinger Calls David Bowie's Statue Beautiful
Rob Stinger, the CEO of Sony Music, called the statue beautiful after seeing it.
"I thought it would be one figurine and it's actually a complete compendium of his life. To work with him on the last two records was very emotional but I got to work with somebody who, when I was growing up in Aylesbury in the 70s, was the pop culture legend," said Stinger.
Who Is David Bowie?
Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, and actor whose real name is David Robert Jones. He also happened to be one of the leading musicians in popular music for over five decades. He was also dubbed as one of the world's best-selling music artists.
Some of his albums are Blackstar, Labyrinth, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory, Low, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, The Next Day, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spider From Mars, and more.
Bowie's most popular songs are "Space Oddity," "Life On Mars?" "Let's Dance," "Heroes," "Under Pressure," "Starman," "Rebel Rebel," "Ashes to Ashes," "Lazarus," "Modern Love," "China Girl," "Fame," "Moonage Daydream," "Absolute Beginners," "The Jean Genie," "Dancing in the Street," "Golden Years," "Magic Dance," "Sound and Vision," and more.
David Bowie's Death
On Jan. 10, 2016, Bowie passed away after battling liver cancer. He died in his apartment in New York City. Bowie's demise occurred two days after his 25th studio album Blackstar was released. The compilation was made available to Bowie's fans to commemorate his 69th birthday.
He is survived by his wife, Iman, and children, Duncan Jones, and Alexandria Zahra Jones.