This time last year we started the Scribituaries project - a series of obituaries in illustrated form.
As the months passed, so too did many a distinguished life. Leonard Nimoy, Terry Pratchett, BB King, Richie Benaud, Marguerite Patten, Gunter Grass, Yogi Berra, Wes Craven, Jackie Collins, Oliver Sachs and even Uggie the Dog, are just a few whose lives we were able to celebrate and commemorate last year.
Of course, at the beginning of any year, it's impossible to know which of our heroes will pass away. And we would never have predicted that this year's series would begin with the great David Bowie, a musician and trailblazer of incomparable cultural significance, who died of cancer on January 10th .
However, it's with pride that we can pay tribute to Bowie, with a brand new style of Scribituary that you can see above. This year, our Scribituaries will be simple, shareable animated GIFs which, we hope, will capture and celebrate a little of the subject's spirit, wisdom and character.