The Last Twitter Account David Bowie Followed Before Dying Was God
Before David Bowie passed away from cancer on Sunday, the last account he followed on Twitter was God.
The rock icon only followed 172 people on the social network and following his death, fans noticed a parody account, @TheTweetofGod, was among them.
It is not known if Bowie, who had 783,000 followers at the time of his passing, controlled his own account.
The last person David Bowie followed on Twitter was God. pic.twitter.com/AGIwEqaSKO— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) January 12, 2016
After the tragic news of his death emerged, @TheTweetofGod tweeted:
David Bowie was the God I always wanted to be.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) January 11, 2016
On January 8, Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th album, Blackstar. Its producer said the record was a "parting gift" from Bowie to his fans. One song, "Lazarus," begins: "Look up here, I'm in Heaven!"
According to reports, Spotify streams of his music are up 2,700 percent. Blackstar has also become the No. 1 selling album on iTunes.
Billboard magazine is also reporting that the singer is set to earn his first U.S. No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 charts with his current album. Blackstar is Bowie's 25th album.