Singer-songwriter David Bowie has lost a battle with cancer at the age of 69, and passed away at his home on Monday, surrounded by friends and family.
Duncan Jones, his son from his first marriage, confirmed the sad news by saying, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.”
“Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
David Bowie was best known as a flamboyant pop artist who ruled the charts and clubs from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, although his career spanned for more than 50 years.
The British singer, born David Jones, lived in Manhattan in recent years with his second wife, Iman. He released his last album, Blackstar, on Friday, January 8, 2015, three days before he passed, on his 69th birthday.
“He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift”, Tony Visconti, long-time friend and producer, wrote on Facebook.
“I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us.”