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WATCH: 'Utterly breathtaking' cathedral organ tribute to David Bowie goes viral

Published 12/01/2016 | 11:04

A video showing a Cathedral organist's tribute to the late David Bowie has been viewed almost 3 million times in less than a day.

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Organist Nicholas Freestone's rendition of Life on Mars in Hertfordshire's historic  St Alban's Cathedral was filmed yesterday after news of the 69-year-old singer's death broke.

The tribute was added to the cathedral's Facebook page, along with the caption: 'A special tribute to David Bowie who died today. Thank you to our marvellous Organ Scholar!'

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Mr Freestone's cover has since received overwhelmingly positive feedback, with one commenter calling it "utterly breathtaking".

Meanwhile, viewers of Celebrity Big Brother have accused Channel 5 of exploiting Bowie's death to boost ratings by broadcasting footage of Angie Bowie reacting to the news of her ex-husband's death.

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