David Bowie And Prince's Deaths Hurt Because They Showed Us There Was Another Way To Live

Stacey Cole

David Bowie and Prince are dead and it feels unreal, as reported by USA Today. Prince's death late last month made people around the globe wonder whether it's all just a bad dream: the world keeps losing its most precious stars, but people don't want to accept the truth.

— Rosario Lucille W (@rosario_white) April 26, 2016

When the world found out about the death of David Bowie back in January this year, Scott wrote in his article that the "Space Oddity" singer never felt like a real person that was born into this world.

"He simply appeared, materialized from the ether, a magical embodiment of everything creative and cool in the universe."

Scott also noted that people who had ever felt strange or like misfits considered Prince and David Bowie their "gods." And the two legendary musicians meant more than just the music they produced, they were legends because of who they were.

"They showed us that there was another way to live."

Apart from David Bowie's Blackstar, and Coldplay's 2015 album, Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface, Mumford & Sons' Wilder Mind, and Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color will also compete for the top rock album award at the Billboard Music Awards, which will be held on May 22.

In an interview for OWN's Where Are They Now? recorded before David Bowie's death from liver cancer earlier this year, Iman, former supermodel and the singer's wife, revealed the secret of their strong 24-year marriage, according to People magazine.

Iman, who married David Bowie in 1992, said that it was all about "timing" in their marriage. The two married just two years after they met. But it's also about understanding how to differentiate between the person and the persona.

"When we are home we are just Iman and David. We're not anybody else."

— ⚡️★ (@Bowie2Infinity) May 6, 2016

"If your career is important to you, don't get married and have children, because something will give."

According to Teddy Antolin, a close friend of David Bowie's family, the two instantly liked one another the moment they met in 1990. In fact, that spark that formed between them didn't lose its strength and passion throughout the years of their 24-year strong marriage.

"They were great together. She was a real force and he needed a woman by his side to keep him focused."