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?