• David Bowie's son Duncan Jones paid tribute to him on social media
  • Jones was delighted to know that many people still miss his father
  • Bowie died in 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer

Duncan Jones, son of legendary singer David Bowie, paid tribute to his late father on social media, saying that many people clearly miss him even after five years since his death.

Taking it to Twitter, Jones shared an endearing message to mark the occasion of his father’s fifth death anniversary. The acclaimed filmmaker shared that many people who knew Bowie personally or professionally are still saddened by his demise. The "Moon" helmer also noted that he is "delighted" to see that so many people still remember Bowie through his music.

"Today marks 5 years since dad died. We are all a little sad, coping individually in our own ways. But it's both remarkable & delightful that dad is still so clearly loved by so many. Yes, he's missed... but with so much of 'him' in the work he made, he's clearly still here," Jones wrote.

A plethora of his fans joined in and shared how the "Space Oddity" hitmaker made an impact in their lives.

"I am FAR from alone in it, but it feels so good to share that, as a sheltered homeschooled closeted bi pre-teen in a conservative christian home, a friend from my weekly art class making me a mixtape of all Bowie was a first huge boost to becoming Me. Thanks for sharing him," @Losile commented on Jones' tweet.

Meanwhile many believed that the musician played an important part in their lives and even took them out of serious situations.

"I cried like a baby when your father passed away. I know it in no way compares to what you and your family felt and the depth of your loss. He is still SO loved and SO missed," @the_mod_woman wrote on Twitter.

Bowie started his professional music career in 1964 with a song called "Liza Jane," which did not turn out be that successful. His debut album, titled "David Bowie," also failed commercially.

The musician came back strongly and delivered his first mildly-hit album in 1969. Still titled "David Bowie," the album featured the iconic song "Space Oddity."

After a series of commercially failed albums, Bowie gave back-to-back blockbuster albums - "Hunky Dory" (1971) and "The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust" (1972).

The musician produced 26 albums throughout his career and won seven Grammys. Bowie died in 2016 after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 69.

The artist's hits include "Let's Dance," "Changes," "Starman," "Modern Love," "Heroes," "Under Pressure," "Rebel Rebel" and "Life on Mars."

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David Bowie was a pioneer in multiple fields. Getty Images