Bay's biggest Bowie fan comes to terms with his passing

LONG-TIME DAVID BOWIE FAN: Jamie Jacobs reflects on his appreciation of the artistic contributions Bowie has made to music.
LONG-TIME DAVID BOWIE FAN: Jamie Jacobs reflects on his appreciation of the artistic contributions Bowie has made to music. Valerie Horton

HERVEY Bay's number one David Bowie fan has spoken about the heartache he felt when he heard his hero died.

The 69-year-old singer was announced dead on Monday after a long battle with cancer.

It took some convincing for Urangan man Jamie Jacobs, who has more than 150 of Bowie's albums, to take in the news.

"When I found out I didn't believe it at first," he said.

Jamie said he went online and searched and found articles saying reports of his death was a hoax.

But, less than five minutes later the news of his hero's death was confirmed..

"It was pretty devastating," he said.

Which of David Bowie’s biggest Billboard hits is your favourite?

This poll ended on 30 January 2016.

Let’s Dance (1983) - 10%

Fame (1975) - 1%

Golden Years (1976) - 5%

Dancing in the Street ft. Mick Jagger (1985) - 3%

Blue Jean (1984) - 0%

China Girl (1983) - 3%

Space Oddity (1973) - 23%

Modern Love (1983) - 4%

Day-In Day-Out (1987) - 1%

I never liked David Bowie - 4%

My favourite track is not listed here because I'm a real fan - 40%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Jamie first started listening to the prolific artist's music in the mid-1990s when the album Outside was released.

"With that album it's very industrial sounding when you sit down and listen to it," he said.

Jamie said to commemorate his hero's death he had posted on social media and also made a posting on popular Bowie fan site Bowie Wonderland.

"He had 50 years of music and he was only 69," he said. "To me that means he was pretty good."

Bowie released 29 albums throughout his career.

Topics:  david bowie hervery bay

Veronica turns 103: “I enjoy everything too much to leave”

RSL Care Baycrest resident Veronica Quinn is turning 103 years old on October 23.

She's now the oldest at RSL Care Baycrest.

OPINION: We should be able to feel safe in our home

The criminal was too quick for the owner to witness them.

M'boro man attacks, threatens his own parents

The 20-year-old's tantrums earn him a fine and time in prison

Local Partners

Priscilla concerned people will forget about Elvis

Priscilla Presley source Bang

She says she feels responsible to keep his legacy going

Taylor Swift files lawsuit over alleged groping

Taylor Swift source Bang

Swift has commenced legal action against a DJ over the incident

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.