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David Bowie Gets His Own Emoji

It's 'among the more unique tributes to Bowie'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2016 12:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – Next time ground control wants to get in touch with Major Tom, it can just text an emoji. According to Emojipedia, the new batch of emojis being released with iOS 10.2 will include—along with a face palm, a shrug, crossed fingers, and more—a singer with a lightning bolt painted over his or her eye. Rolling Stone notes the emoji is an obvious riff on David Bowie's look from the Aladdin Sane album cover. The magazine says the singer emoji is "among the more unique tributes to Bowie." The legendary musician died last January from cancer. (Read more David Bowie stories.)

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