David Bowie dies at 69 from cancer
After an 18 month battle with cancer, David Bowie has passed away at 69.
BBC reports that Bowie’s son confirmed his death. The following message has been posted to his social media accounts:
“January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
David Bowie broke through in 1969 with his hit “Space Oddity,” and is regarded as an iconic figure internationally in the last century’s musical zeitgeist, as an influence in both the rock and roll canon, and as an early electronic inspiration. His most recent album, Blackstar, was released January 8.
Rest in peace, David Bowie. The stars look very different today.