David Bowie dies at the age of 69
David Bowie has died, 18 months after being diagnosed with cancer.
The 69-year-old singer’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post from his official page:
“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.”
Writing on Twitter, Bowie’s son, the film director Duncan Jones, also confirmed the news.
Bowie, born David Robert Jones, released 25 albums in his career as well as acting in several films.
Bowie was known for his experimentation across diverse musical genres and his alter egos such as Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke.
He had kept a low profile in recent years after reportedly suffering a heart attack in the 2000s, and his last live performance was at a 2006 charity show in New York.
Bowie had been married to model Iman since 1992, with whom he had a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones.
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