I try and not get too attached to celebrities. They come and go from the spotlight, I don't actually know them, and when it comes down to it, they are just like everyone else; they just lead extraordinary lives I couldn't even fathom.
But, when I heard David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69 on January 10th, 2016, I was heartbroken.
I admittedly don't know a ton about his history, the titles of his albums or those of his best selling hits. I do know that he was a huge part of one of my all-time favorite movies, the Labyrinth, and with his passing, the part of me who is eternally grateful for every piece of inspiration I have taken from something I literally can't remember my life without, felt a sadness I didn't think I could feel for someone I don't know and have never met.
For those who have lost anyone from the horrible disease that is cancer, my thoughts and prayers are with you.. we are all in this together.
To Bowie, who will forever remain Jarreth, the Golbin King.. thank you. I don't have much more than that really, and maybe... that's enough.
Read more about his passing HERE thanks to the BBC