David Bowie fan organising mass sing-along tribute for Glastonbury 2016

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Fan wants thousands of people to sing the late singer's hits at this year's festival

A David Bowie fan has launched a campaign to organise a mass sing-along in honour of the late star at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Bowie passed away on January 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final studio album ‘Blackstar’. He had been suffering from cancer for 18 months prior to his death.

Following the sad news, an unnamed individual has launched the Twitter account @BowieGlasto2016 in an attempt to get thousands of people singing the late singer’s hits at the Pyramid Stage during the Wednesday evening of Glastonbury.

“I started this to deal with the loss of someone who I’ve loved since a teenager even if I never met him,” the anonymous fan told Radio X.

“While the nation and the world mourns an alien who had to return to his star, we need to celebrate his life and music which will inspire us forever. “

“This is just an idea I had in order to pay respect to my hero who rescued my teenage soul. #GlastonBowie”.

Fans recently gathered to stage an impromptu sing-along in Bowie’s honour at his birthplace of Brixton.

Bowie performed at Glastonbury in 2000, his second appearance at the festival after its second edition in 1971. Watch footage of Bowie performing ‘Heroes’ at Glastonbury Festival 2000 below.

Meanwhile, David Bowie is expected to spend a second week at the top spot of the UK Albums Chart, according to mid-week figures.

Bowie posthumously topped the chart with ‘Blackstar’ last week (January 15) and now the Official Chart Company has revealed that Bowie is currently over 28,000 chart sales ahead of his next nearest competitor, Adele with ’25’.