Downtown Austin street sign replaced in honor of David Bowie

It's not clear who did it but a street sign in downtown Austin has been replaced with a new one renaming it in honor of singer David Bowie. 

The David Bowie Street sign was placed at Bowie and 5th Streets. The Austin Transportation Department says it did not put up the sign. 

The department says it plans to leave the sign up until January 19 so that the community can enjoy the memorial to the late musician and pop culture icon. It will then take down the sign and put back up the real street name.

"We appreciate Austin’s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World and recognize David Bowie for all he did for the music industry and more," the department says.

Bowie died from cancer on January 10.

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