Legendary Musician David Bowie Dies At 69
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One of the most innovative and influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries died on Sunday, just two days after his 69th birthday. The devastating news was confirmed by Bowie’s publicist, who revealed that the iconic musician battled cancer for the past 18 months and succumbed to the disease surrounded by family and friends.
Bowie released his last studio album Blackstar on Friday – on his birthday. Moreover, he recently released a music video for the song Lazarus, which many believe was his farewell to the world. He was to be honored with a concert at Carnegie Hall on March 31 featuring the Roots, Cyndi Lauper and the Mountain Goats.
Bowie is survived by his wife Iman and his two children, Duncan Jones and Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones. Thousands of celebs and fans across the globe took to social media to pay their respects to Ziggy Stardust, including Iggy Pop, Madonna, Kanye West, Gene Simmons, David Beckham and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: “David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is. – Iggy Pop”
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) January 11, 2016
David Bowie, you will be sorely missed. Bowie’s “Changes” and the Ziggy story songs were a major influence for me. pic.twitter.com/N1nkD9h82W
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 11, 2016
I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016