david bowie 2015

Legendary artist David Bowie, known to millions as Ziggy Stardust, has died after an 18 month battle with cancer largely unknown of by the public. A spokesman for Bowie released the following statement:

"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." 

While maintaining a low profile over the past few years, Bowie had never given any indication of his condition. To the contrary, on Jan 8th, his 69th birthday, he released his latest album, Blackstar, which enjoyed favorable pre-release hype from critics.

The music world is responding with an outpouring of grief, and, given the way he kept his illness quiet, shock. The groundbreaking entertainer, known for reinventing himself successfully many times over his lengthy career, will be sorely missed. Rest In Piece David Bowie.

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