Visionary David Bowie Dies At Age 69


David Bowie, visionary singer, died after an 18-months long battle of cancer.
















“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 statement on Facebook reads.

His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news in a statement issued on Twitter.

Bowie was one of the most influential musicians of his era.

The Vatican’s chief spokesman on cultural matters, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, tweeted:

David Bowie, larger than life, ahead of his time, and a hero to many from that era, died at age 69.

Bowie leaves behind his wife, supermodel Iman Abdulmajid and two children, Duncan Jones from a previous marriage and a daughter named Alexandria Zahra Jones from his marriage with Iman.

Prime Minister David Cameron took to his Facebook page to write,”David Bowie was someone who people of my age, and those quite a bit older, felt we grew up with. He provided a soundtrack to our lives, from the first time I heard Space Oddity to the pride of welcoming British athletes at the London Olympics to one of his masterpieces – ‘Heroes’.’

“He was also a master of reinvention, who kept getting it right, leaving a body of work that people will still be listening to in a 100 years time,” he continued. “He was someone who truly deserves to be described as a genius.”

Bowie was born as David Jones and departed as David Bowie and fondly remembered as Ziggy Stardust.

From the vatican, to the conservative Prime Minister, David Bowie left a mark on everyone’s heart. A bizarre and eccentric man, who passed away surrounded by loved ones, leaving this world with a gift: his music and a reminder of our mortality.

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