David Bowie, the singer-songwriter and producer, has passed on at the age of 69 from battling cancer. A statement has been posted on the artist’s official social media accounts, while his son, Duncan Jones, confirmed the sad news.
Even though there had been rumours about Bowie’s health for years, he gave no hint that he was gravely ill before the announcement of his death today.
Bowie just released his 29th album, called Blackstar, on Friday, to coincide with his 69th birthday. Although he had rarely performed or been seen in public in recent months, Bowie’s last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006.
Blackstar, which includes just seven songs, has been well received by critics.
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