David Bowie's childhood home is the site of a huge street party this evening

Hundreds of fans are celebrating and mourning outside the star's South London house

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In this 1995 file photo, David Bowie performs during a concert in Hartford, Conn | Image: BOB CHILD / AP/Press Association Images

A street party's been taking place at David Bowie's childhood home in South London to celebrate the life of the legendary singer.

The 69-year-old star died yesterday after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Madonna and U2 have been among those to pay tribute.

In Brixton where Bowie grew up, people have been dressing up and singing many of his hits - this woman said she needed to be with other fans to mark the sad occasion: