David Bowie posed in a black fedora and well-tailored suit in photos posted just 2 days before the iconic artist died from cancer at 69. Bowie had been battling cancer for over a year and half.
Since news of his passing, Bowie's back catalogue has experienced a phenomenal surge in United Kingdom downloads, with 14 of his albums occupying the iTunes top 20.
Van Hove said that at the Lazarus premiere in NY on December 7, Bowie collapsed from exhaustion - "It was then that I realised it may be the last time I would see him".
Visconti says the very private Bowie had known since last November that his cancer was terminal, but had no idea the end was so near.
Blackstar looks certain to hold on to the number one spot on Friday with just under 90,000 combined sales since its release on January 8 - Bowie's 69th birthday.
SiriusXM is honoring David Bowie's musical legacy by reviving its Bowie-centric station for a limited run.
"This year's concert will certainly be remembered as a poignant celebration of his music by his friends, peers, and fans", a statement on the organisers' website said.
News of Bowie's death on Monday prompted an outpouring of grief.
Part of Bowie's incredible staying power is due to the way his influence spans across generations.
"Throughout his career, Bowie was unafraid of pushing the boundaries of gender, sexuality and fashion and helped open the door for numerous pop stars who would follow, including Madonna and Lady Gaga". "And I thought, and he thought, that he'd have a few months, at least".
Other fans quoted favourite song lyrics, including Toronto-born comedian and actor Arnett, who picked Bowie's 1971 track "Quicksand".
Bowie first tasted fame in 1972, when he unveiled his androgynous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, which made him a cult figure, an icon in the world of rock music.
The "jazz" word has appeared in reviews, however this wasn't Bowie-goes-bop but something very different. His message has inspired so many fans to embrace who they are and be the person they want to be despite any fears. "...and no matter how many people oppose you, somewhere, someone is going to love you for it".