Tributes to David Bowie flooded social media when the world woke up Monday to news the ground breaking musician and film actor had died. He was 69 and had been battling cancer for a year and a half. One of the most retweeted tributes is this one from twitter user Dan Podesta, who wrote "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." Bill McBride, an Associate English Professor at Illinois State is not surprised by such reaction.
He teaches film and drama, among other subjects and counts himself as a Bowie fan. McBride tells Mike McCurdy the reaction is natural given Bowie's ability to reinvent himself over his 50 year career.