TIL that when David Bowie died in 2016, the German government thanked him for a concert he held in Berlin in 1987, stating it was a major reason Berlin was unified and tore down the Berlin wall.

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I hope they told him BEFORE he died…


Angry David Hasselhoff noises intensifies


Watched the Anthony Bourdain Berlin episode recently and enjoyed hearing the bit about Bowie’s reason for living there – really liked that episode.


I miss David Bowie


Good job misrepresenting the content of the article you linked, OP. The German foreign office thanked him for “helping to bring down the wall”. That is a very different thing from “stating it was a major reason”. The article says the same thing.