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Brit Awards plan David Bowie tribute

Brit Awards plan David Bowie tribute

The Brit Awards will pay tribute to the late David Bowie.

The annual music awards ceremony will honour the "visionary and ground-breaking pioneer" - who died of cancer aged 69 on Sunday (10.01.16) - in a "fitting" way, Brits chairman Max Lousada has confirmed.

He said: "David Bowie was one of the most important and influential songwriters and performers ever and, like so many fans around the world, we're devastated to hear of his loss.

"A visionary and ground-breaking pioneer, he has inspired generations of musicians and will continue to shape music for many years to come.

"Naturally, we wish to honour his extraordinary life and work at the forthcoming Brit Awards and pay a fitting tribute to one of our greatest icons. "

It is not yet known what form the tribute will take.

Bowie won his last Brit in 2014, when he received the Best Male prize.

The reclusive singer wasn't in attendance for the ceremony, but his friend, supermodel Kate Moss, picked up the gong on his behalf, wearing one of his iconic Ziggy Stardust costumes.

Performers previously announced for the annual event - which is sponsored by MasterCard - include Adele, Coldplay and Justin Bieber, while Ant and Dec will return to host for the second year in a row.

The Brit Awards sponsored by MasterCard take place at London's O2 Arena on February 24.