David Bowie Passes Away From Cancer At Age 69
The man born David Robert Jones on January 8th 1947 has passed after an 18-month battle with cancer. #F***Cancer
David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.
Mr. Bowie’s death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning.
He died after an 18-month battle with cancer, according to a statement on Mr. Bowie’s social-media accounts.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” a post on his Facebook page read.
His last album, “Blackstar,” a collaboration with a jazz quintet that was typically enigmatic and exploratory, was released on Friday — on his birthday. He was to be honored with a concert at Carnegie Hall on March 31 featuring the Roots, Cyndi Lauper and the Mountain Goats.
For those of you who don’t know, David Bowie was married to supermodel Iman.
R.I.P. David Bowie, and again, #F***Cancer.
Flip the page to watch Bowie’s final haunting video that hinted at his impending death stating “Look up here, I’m in heaven”.
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