David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, according to the Associated Press. He was 69. Bowie secretly lived with cancer for 18 months, and Blackstar, the album he dropped last week, has been called a dedication to his fans as he knew he was dying.
“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.
Bowie, he has been married to supermodel Iman since the 90’s, not only will be remembered for his music, but also for his memorable acting roles, especially as Jareth in Labyrinth.
Eerily, Bowie’s new music video that was also released last week, depicts a man on the verge of death and speaking about being free like a bird.
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016