Labyrinth was the effort of many, many people and it wasn't just Bowie that made the movie a cult classic, or the inspiration that it was to me and a lot of artists I know. Nevertheless, I can't think of Labyrinth without Bowie, or his music, and it certainly wouldn't be the same film without him. And a different film might not have made me fall quite so in love with dark villains, or fantasy, or heroine's journeys or glitter in the same way. So I owe a big bright spark of inspiration in my life to Bowie.
Beyond that, he's a reminder that you can do something that flops at making money but changes the lives and paths of generations. That you can inspire people at any age. That you can reinvent yourself over and over and it's never too late to be transforming, making, creating. That you can surround yourself by awesome people and collaborate, steal from, be inspired by - whatever you want to call it - and still put together work that is might be totally different to anything you've done before, but that is uniquely yours. That you don't have to give a damn about whether you're too old or you've had too long a break to do what you love.
Today's a good day to find that thing you really want to do but are afraid it's not "you" or that nobody would like it - and do it anyway.