I am paraphrasing a quote I saw somewhere:
"If you're ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie."
I think that sums it up.
I bought Darkstar days before Bowie passed. The album was rich and thought provoking. Then one night whilst listening to the radio, the disc jockey announced that David Bowie had passed. It was about 11:30 pm on a Sunday night in California. The moment of reason was emotional.
The Bowie catalog is immense. If you are new to Bowie, start with greatest hits and work your way out. His music is thoughtful, arranged very well, top notch musicians, his voice is dynamic and strong. Rock and roll at it's best.
Live your life to it's fullest, be kind and do your best.