Where Were You When The World Fell Down?


Where were you when you heard that David Bowie died?

I was curled up in bed, fast asleep. I don’t know how long Dom had been awake for, before he heard the news, but he was awake as the news spread.

I remember Dom waking me gently; he stroked my hair and face, and kissed my forehead.

“Gem; you can watch Labyrinth all you want today”.

I have Labyrinth on DVD. Dom isn’t a fan, doesn’t like it much – so I watch it and he doesn’t.

What Dom told me next will stay with me forever.

“I’m so sorry Gem. I don’t even know how to put this. David Bowie… I know you love him. I’m so sorry; he’s dead”.

I know that everyone who loved him is hurting. But I do hope that everybody remembers that he had a wife and two children, who are all so much more important than us fans. We can grieve, and that’s okay, but his family come first.

Where were you when the world fell down?

About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Would like a Tardis when I grow up.
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6 Responses to Where Were You When The World Fell Down?

  1. paulaacton says:

    I awoke to a text from my daughter that simply said ‘The Goblin King is dead’ it got me out of bed far quicker than the alarm and for a few minutes while the computer woke up I cling to the belief it was a hoax, there are some days reality has a lot to answer for

    • I imagine that the Goblin King would be your daughter’s first true memory of him; certainly that’s how my neice knows him (and she and S are about the same age, I believe). Dom honestly struggled to find the right words to tell me that we’d lost a Hero 😦

      • paulaacton says:

        To me he was the goblin king as well, because while I liked his music up to that point it was the first time I really saw him differently, plus I was 15 when it came out and those trousers have an effect on a girl that age lol infact it was that role that led to me going back and listening to his older music

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