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

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.

Even though the death of Price was confirmed, people still cannot believe it’s true. In particular, that’s because both Prince and David Bowie never really felt like real people. Popular opinion is that surely there are no humans who could be that talented, unique, and beautiful at the same time. Therefore, they just couldn’t have died, according to Nate Scott, who contributed the article to USA Today.

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.”

The description of David Bowie couldn’t be more accurate, as the rock star, who died on January 10 at the age of 69, meant the world to so many people around the world.

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.”

Earlier this month, David Bowie was nominated for the top rock album at the Billboard Music Awards 2016. Bowie’s posthumously nominated album Blackstar, which saw its release just two days prior to the singer’s unexpected death, will compete against Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams.

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.”

The 60-year-old former supermodel also revealed that not everyone is ready for a long-lasting relationship, hinting that her 24-year strong marriage to David Bowie was all about “timing.” But there has to be “the right time” in each person’s life when an everlasting relationship becomes the first priority in the life.

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

The mother-of-two also added that women tend to want to “have it all,” but they just can’t have it all at once, which is why it’s vital to prioritize and choose what you want at that time.

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.”

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