British singer David Bowie lost his battle to cancer Sunday morning, January 10th, at the age of 69.
His death was confirmed by his rep, who posted to social media, “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.”
From his first hit in 1969, “Space Oddity,” he secured a loyal fanbase for many years to follow, with memorable albums, such as “The Man Who Sold the World” and “Hunky Dory.”
But it wasn’t until 1972 that Bowie catapulted from cult figure to rock icon when he unveiled his androgynous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.
A few years later, Bowie achieved his first No. 1 hit in the U.S. with his song “Fame,” co written by John Lennon in 1975.
Bowie’s talents weren’t limited to his music career. He also had a notable career in movies, appearing in films such as “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” “The Prestige” and the “Labyrinth,” where he starred as the glorious Goblin King.
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Just this past week, Bowie released his 25th album, “Black Star,” on his birthday, January 8th.
He leaves behind his model wife, Iman Bowie, his two children, Alexandria Zahra Jones and Duncan Jones, and countless of loyal fans.
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Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.
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