David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and arranger.
- Prior to Bowie's death, James Gunn and Kevin Feige discussed the possibility of having him make a cameo appearance as one of Yondu Udonta's original team member in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- In the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode Failed Experiments, Hellfire compares Hive to Bowie's iconic Ziggy Stardust persona.
- Jareth the Goblin King, whom Bowie portrayed in the 1986 film Labyrinth, is mentioned by Agent Davis in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode The Man Behind the Shield.
- Ruby Hale kept a poster of David Bowie on her bedroom wall in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode All the Comforts of Home.
- David Bowie was one of the inspirations that Jeff Ward used for Deke Shaw's onstage performance in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D.