The Voice coach shared a series of photos of herself with Bowie to Instagram, including an old image of the British rocker posing with Stefani’s band, No Doubt.
In the group picture, Stefani and bandmates Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young flank Bowie on both sides. The rock icon beamed in a white tunic and matching pants.
Stefani, now 46, posed alone with Bowie in two other photos posted Monday.
Wearing a three-piece suit in one, Bowie held tight to the blonde singer. In the other, the pair sat side-by-side at a table and were all smiles.
Referencing Bowie’s beloved 1972 song, Stefani simply wrote “Starman” with a star emoji preceded by two heart icons.
“#ripdavidbowie,” the singer-songwriter added on both.
Bowie died just two days after his birthday – and final album release – and following an 18-month battle with cancer. His death came as a surprise to many, including longtime collaborator Brian Eno.
“I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did,” Eno said in a statement. “It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn.’ I realize now he was saying goodbye.”