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David Bowie honoured on SNL

David Bowie honoured on SNL

'Saturday Night Live' honoured the late David Bowie last night (16.01.16).

Former cast member Fred Armisen returned to the programme and gave a speech about how his life had changed because of the iconic singer - who died of cancer last weekend - and recalled how the 'Cracked Actor' hitmaker had "transformed" live television when he appeared on the legendary show.

Fred said: "When I was in high school and living in Long Island, I stayed up to see David Bowie play on 'Saturday Night Live' and watching him was, for me, a life-changing experience.

"He had these backup singers that were like choir singers from the future and a toy poodle with a TV monitor in his mouth."

"David Bowie, whatever space he was in, whatever medium he was using, and that night for me, he transformed live television."

The 49-year-old actor then introduced a clip of Bowie performing 'The Man Who Sold the World' from inside an oversized statue on the show in 1979, alongside costumed backing singers and a live band.

All three of Bowie's performances from that appearance on 'SNL' are currently available to watch on