Just days after his birthday and the release of his latest album Blackstar (January 8th), David Bowie has died aged 69 after an 18 month struggle with cancer.
An official statement on his social media has said – “January 10 2016 – 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.
A longer statement from his publicist is expected soon.
David’s son, Duncan Jones, also took to Twitter to break the news and post a photo of him and his father.
David Bowie will always be known as one of the most influential and creative artists of our time.
Our love and thoughts go out to his family and friends.
R.I.P Bowie. You will never be forgotten!