David Bowie dead at 69

Jan 11, 2016 by Ian Evans

David Bowie, the legendary and influential singer whose latest album was just released last Friday, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

A statement said that, “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.”

His son, director Duncan Jones, confirmed the reports.

Bowie, whose combination of character concepts and music broke through in the 1972 release The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, had hits like “Let’s Dance”, “Heroes”, “Rebel, Rebel” and “Suffragette City”.

Bowie was also an actor with roles in films like The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Last Temptation of Christ and in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man.