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Legendary artist David Bowie dead aged 69

David Bowie

Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died after of cancer at the age of 69.

A statement was issued on his social media accounts, saying he “died peacefully, surrounded by his family” after an “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.”

David Bowie The singer-songwriter and producer excelled at glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during an eclectic 40-plus-year career. David Bowie just released his 25th album, Blackstar, Jan. 8, which was his birthday.

David Bowie

Tributes have been paid from around the world to the “extraordinary artist” whose last album was released days ago.

Sir Paul McCartney described him as a “great star” who “played a very strong part in British musical history”.

Bowie’s son Duncan Jones, who directed Bafta-winning film Moon, wrote on Twitter: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”

 

‘The stars look very different today’

 

David Bowie in numbers. In a career spanning 51 years

  • 140 million albums sold since his first release in 1967
  • 111 singles – averaging more than two a year during his career
  • 51 music videos, along with a number of film roles including The Man Who Fell to Earth and Labyrinth
  • 25 studio albums, including Blackstar, which was released two days before his death
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