David Bowie has died just 2 days after his 69th birthday. The sad news was announced in a statement via his official Facebook page just minutes ago.
“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”.
Sky News is also reporting that Bowie’s publicist has confirmed the tragic news.
RIP David Bowie 8/1/1947 – 10/1/2015
UPDATE 11/01/16: Tributes for David Bowie are flowing in from musicians around the world, as well as his family and friends.
Publicist has confirmed singer David Bowie has died aged 69
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) January 11, 2016
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
Bowie released his new album Blackstar just a few days ago to mark his 69th birthday. You can watch the full Blackstar video below.
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David Bowie Dead Aged 69 - Music Feeds