The Heroes legend passed away on Sunday (10Jan16), two days after his 69th birthday, following a battle with cancer, and the news hit headlines across the globe early on Monday (11Jan16).

The sad news has dominated social media since it was announced, and funnyman Izzard was among the Bowie fans who took to to mourn the loss, writing, "Very sad to hear about the death of David Bowie but through his music he will live forever."

Izzard went on to launch a campaign calling for radio stations around the world to honour the music icon by playing his songs all day.

"Please could every radio station around the globe just play David Bowie music today - I think the world owes him that," he declared.

The funnyman subsequently began retweeting messages from fans who have been bombarding radio stations with requests for a Bowie-dedicated day, and Izzard also received a slew of messages from DJs who agreed to play more of Bowie's music.