David Bowie has passed away at age 69.
Multiple outlets confirm the singer lost his life after an 18 month battle with cancer.
David’s reps confirmed his passing to Sky News and The Hollywood Reporter. It’s also on his official website.
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. [via DavidBowie.com]
Shortly after those reports the BBC confirmed the news.
Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer.
His son confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
The singer only released his latest album Blackstar on his birthday on Friday.
There had been rumours about Bowie’s health for years.
His last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006. Blackstar, which includes just seven songs, has been well received by critics.
Bowie’s breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
His hits include Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel, Life on Mars and Suffragette City. [via BBC]
David’s son, Duncan James, shared a photo on social media. He wrote “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
David Bowie has died, the star's publicist confirms to Sky News pic.twitter.com/DT8WcpphZR
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 11, 2016
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 11, 2016