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After the very sad news last night of the iconic musician David Bowie’s passing, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, took to social media to express his learning of the news and his feelings of the musician. Within the post, Gunn revealed that Bowie was being considered for a cameo in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

I usually find out about people dying on Twitter these days, as it’s one of the first places I check on my phone when I wake up in the morning. It’s only been about fifteen minutes or so since I learned of David Bowie’s passing there, and I’m reeling. And horribly sad.

Just a very short while ago Kevin Feige and I were talking about a cameo role in Guardians Vol. 2, and he brought up Bowie’s name. I told him nothing in the world would make me happier, but I heard from common friends he wasn’t doing well. We heard back that he was okay and it could potentially happen. Who knows what that was about? But, for whatever reason, it made my Twitter revelation more of a surprise

Gunn’s post continued:

Thank you, David, for all you’ve given to my life, my relationships, and my career. Thank you most for helping me to make it through high school. Your music let me believe there was something magic out there, I only needed to hold on a few more years to experience it. I’m glad I did.

David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” was featured in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. David Bowie passed away in his sleep, after an 18 month battle with cancer. He was 69.