David Bowie emoji included in iOS update

David Bowie has long been an icon, but now he’s an emoji.

FILE - This is a June 19, 1987 file photo of David Bowie. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-bending persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday Jan. 10, 2016. He was 69 and had just released a new album. (PA, File via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

This is a June 19, 1987 file photo of David Bowie. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-bending persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday Jan. 10, 2016. He was 69 and had just released a new album. (PA, File via AP)

As Stereogum reports, iPhone users will soon have the perfect emoji to express that thing when you’re feeling dance-y and weird and fantastic. A David Bowie-inspired emoji, complete with “Aladdin Sane” lightning bolt face paint, will be one of several new emojis to make a debut with the iOS 10.2 upgrade.

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The update is now available in beta, so you can test out the strange before facing it. Other new emojis include a face-palm, a shrug and several with a career theme, like a firefighter, chef and astronaut.

While the tribute is sure to please Bowie fans, we prefer to remember the rock star by illegally ch-ch-changing out street signs.


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