The year 2016 has already been dealt one of its biggest blows with the passing of rock legend David Bowie. As tributes to rock’s most versatile patron pour in from across the world, the Daily Mail unearthed an old letter he wrote to his first fan mail all the way from America. The letter attests to Bowie responding almost immediately after having read the letter with an earnestness that is seldom found in modern day musicians.

Bowie Letter

Bowie, only 20 years of age at the time, gave his undivided attention to the letter, disclosing seemingly random personal details, which when put together paint a curious and endearing image of the rock legend. He even expressed his desire to come to America – a land where he was to receive far greater recognition in the coming years. Some stars never fade away.