David Bowie died on January 10, 2016. Since his passing, we know now more than ever that there was no other artist like him, and there likely will never be one quite like him ever again.
Bowie was truly one of a kind. He had a fearlessness about him. He took on nearly every project with gusto, even later in his career when he didn’t have anything else to really prove. At the same time, Bowie had a remarkable sense of humor. Honestly, it was almost unfair someone that musically gifted was also so incredibly funny. Add on top of everything that he was also good looking, and it’s easy that as a fan, you could be jealous of him.
One of Bowie’s most admirable traits was his ability to take risks. He was seemingly always up for a challenge and never wanted to take the easy way out. He also had a unique outlook on the world and technology and how the two worked in concert together. Much like with his music, Bowie was seemingly several steps ahead of most people on this front, too.
On top of all of this, Bowie wasn’t afraid to speak out against injustice or be willing to have difficult conversations. This is a prime example of his fearlessness, and there’s really not enough of that in the world today.
Until the very end, Bowie kept fans guessing and kept surprising fans. Not many artists — regardless of their medium — could say they did the same. All of these aspects and more are represented in the five moments below.
The clips below are as diverse as Bowie himself. While it’s difficult to summarize someone like Bowie in just five videos, we feel these clips offer a look at the late rock star through a broad lens. Enjoy! We think Bowie would do the same.