Orange County’s Alex Karlsson, a Swedish-Amrican singer/songwriter, was among the millions touched by David Bowie. But Karlsson may have been the first to record a tribute song — “Where Are U Ziggy.”

Alex Karlsson of Orange County. Photo via Facebook
“Bowie was a giant,” Karlsson wrote on YouTube. “His music inspired generations across almost half a century. I grew up listening to him. My Dad had him on all the time. He took me to see Bowie in Stockholm when I was 10 years old, unforgettable music.”

Karlsson said he was sorry “if this video is a bit rushed. I wanted to make sure I got this done the same day David passed away. RIP – Will miss him.”

Other cultural icons and average fans shared their grief and love as well, including Yoko Ono and Madonna.

DAVID BOWIEJohn and David respected each other. They were well matched in intellect and talent. As John and I had very…

Posted by Yoko Ono on Monday, January 11, 2016

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