The Man Who Fell to Earth. The Man Who Sold the World. The Man Who … Loved Cats?
As fans around the world mourn the death of David Bowie, a certain sub-genre of fans – felines and ailurophiles alike – are claiming the beloved musician as one of our own. And why shouldn’t we? Bowie wrote an ode to cat lovers in 1982, the seminal “Cat People,” recorded with famed producer Giorgio Moroder for director Paul Schrader’s infamous film of the same name. (You may also remember it from a pivotal scene in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.)
Cat-loving Bowie fans have also unearthed some gems of photographic evidence over the years. Like this:
Soon, cats began to express their mutual love for Bowie as well:
And who could forget the decades-spanning friendship between David Bowie and Mick Jagger? Behold the dynamic duo doing what they do best – a dueling, stray alley cat impression:
R.I.P. David Bowie. You were the cat’s meow.