1. Legendary singer David Bowie died Sunday aged 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer.
As the news broke, social media was filled with an outpouring of grief for the music superstar who touched so many lives.
3. The GIF was created by U.K.-based illustrator Helen Green. A lot of her art focuses on David Bowie.
4. The animation has become the standout image on social media as devastated fans grieve over the loss of such an important musical icon.
5. The beautiful illustration shows Bowie’s change in appearance throughout his career.
6. In an interview Helen said it was a tradition to do a piece of artwork for Bowie’s birthday each year. The GIF took 35 hours of work.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Helen about her Bowie artwork.