David Bowie dead at 69 after 'courageous' battle with cancer

By Kirstin Buick
11 January 2016

David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer.

David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer. The sad news was announced on his social media pages this morning. According to the post, dated 10 January, the music legend "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," the statement continued. The Space Oddity singer's son Duncan Jones, also known as Zowie Bowie, confirmed the news on Twitter. "Very sorry and sad to say it's true," he wrote. "I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."

Bowie chose not to divulge his illness to the media and was rarely seen in public in recent months.

The off-the-wall singer-songwriter and producer had a career spanning over 40 years, in which he dabbled in glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica.

Bowie had just released a new album, Blackstar, on Friday 8 January, to coincide with his 69th birthday. It was his 29th album.

Sources: Sky News, Hollywood Reporter

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