David Bowie Passes Away at 69
After a secret long battle with cancer, legendary musician and actor David Bowie passed away on Sunday. He was 69.
The news was announced on Bowie’s official Facebook page. “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,” the statement said.
Bowie was one of the most original and unique musicians that ever lived, not afraid to experiment with numerous genres, bringing innovation in glam rock, dance, electronica, punk and others. He had a long and fruitful career of over 50 years during which he released 27 studio albums, the last one, Blackstar, being released on his birthday, 8 January, only two days before his death.
Popular musician will remain remembered for his hits such as “Let’s Dance”, “Space Oddity”, “Heroes” and many others. His influence can still be felt in the work of many famous musicians like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Lady Gaga and others that cite him as one of the biggest inspirations and influences on their music.
Many stars have expressed their grief over the musician’s passing, saying their last farewell and praising him as an extraordinary man.
His last music video for the song Lazarus seems like a chilling farewell by a man who knows he will die, the first line of the song saying “Look up here, I’m in heaven.” But after all, Bowie’s legacy will forever live on in his music.