Music Legend David Bowie Dead At 69
David Bowie passed away today (January 10) after an extended battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” a post on the rock legend’s Facebook page read. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.” The news was then confirmed by the Thin White Duke’s publicist.
The news came as a total shock to fans, who immediately expressed their grief on social media. David had not disclosed his illness and maintained a high profile until the very end. In fact, he only released his 25th LP Blackstar on Friday. It garnered some of the best reviews of his career. The pop pioneer’s impact on popular music can not be overstated. From the arrival of his self-titled debut LP in 1967, the Brit could be counted on to experiment and push sonic boundaries with uncommon zeal.
David landed six top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 over the span of six decades — topping the chart with 1975 classic “Fame” and then again in 1983 with “Let’s Dance.” The pop chameleon won two Grammys and three Brits and is estimated to have sold more than 140 million records. Revisit his seminal hit “Starman” below.