"You see, he was a real snowman."

Musical legend, David Bowie dies, aged 69, to cancer.

"You see, he was a real snowman."

Musical legend, David Bowie dies, aged 69, to cancer.

"The stars look different today..."

News broke today that musical legend, David Bowie, 69, had lost his battle with cancer. His latest album, "Blackstar", released Friday, now understandably, is the top of the iTunes charts. 

In all honesty, I have never been a Bowie buff. His music has sort of passed me by, but that's not to say he has not had an impact on my life.

As a child, I would watch the animated film, "The Snowman" constantly! Even when it wasn't Christmas. And the part that stuck out to me the most was the intro with the strange, blonde man in a snowman scarf. He was so mysterious, but made the story seem so much more exciting and magical.

I remember my Mom telling me that this man was David Bowie and he had 'heterochromia' (which is when one eye is a different colour to the other.) 

It wasn't until Christmas 2015, when I tried to describe this moment to some work colleagues and literally no-one knew what I was talking about, that I realised this particular clip of Bowie was limited to the 1982, UK-only, VHS release of "The Snowman"

Funny, isn't it? An international, pop legend, and it's the limited-edition VHS version of a children's film that I vividly remember. It just goes to show you that even the smallest, most insignificant moments of your life can have a huge impact on someone else's. 

For me, Bowie wasn't a "Starman" but "...a real snowman."