David Bowie has died after an 18 month battle with cancer. He was 69.
This from 'The Hollywood Reporter': David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
"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," read a statement posted on the artist's official social media accounts.
He only just released his new album two days ago, and turned 69 on January 8, three days ago.
'Black Star' - his 29th album - was released only two days ago also. With his different-colored eyes (actually the result of a schoolyard fight) and slim frame, he starred as an alien seeking help for his dying planet in Nicolas Roeg’s surreal The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). He was also lauded for three-month Broadway stint as the misshapen lead in 1980’sThe Elephant Man. Here is his son's Tweet: