Music legend David Bowie dies at 69 after 18-month battle with cancer

Music legend David Bowie dies at 69 after 18-month battle with cancer


David Bowie performing at the Meadows Music Theater in Hartford, Connecticut, in this September 14, 1995.
Photo: Reuters

British rock music legend David Bowie has died after a long battle with cancer, his official Twitter and Facebook accounts said Monday.

Bowie died Sunday surrounded by family according to his social media accounts.

Iconic David Bowie looks:

From: Inkulte

The iconic musician had turned 69 only on Friday, which coincided with the release of “Blackstar”, his 25th studio album.

A brief statement wasposted to both his Twitter and Facebook accounts.



“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” it added.

David Bowie timeline:

Jan 8, 1947 – born David Robert Jones in London, England

1962 – formed his first band that plays guitar-based rock and roll at local events

1966 - created stage name: David Bowie

1967 – released his self-titled debut album

1969 – released Space Oddity, which became a UK top five hit. Rose to fame through his jumpsuit-wearing alter ego Ziggy Stardust and another persona, the Thin White Duke.

1972 - released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which peaked at number five in UK

David Bowie receiving his Hollywood Star of Fame.
Photo: AFP

1975 - released Young Americans, which contained his first number one hit in the U.S., "Fame"

1976 – released Station to Station, the highest-charting album of Bowie’s career, peaking at number three in US

Jan 17, 1996 – inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Feb 12, 1997 – received his Hollywood Star of Fame

2014 – released Nothing Has Changed, a compilation album to showcase his entire career

Jan 8, 2016 – released Blackstar, on his 69th birthday

Jan 10, 2016 – dies after an 18-month battle with cancer


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