A statement published 10 January, on the British rock legend’s Facebook page read: “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.” Bowie died at age 69.
Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form. “As was the case with Miles Davis in jazz, Bowie has come not just to represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary can be rolled into one,” Rolling Stone magazine.
Hit-maker until the end
The influential singer/songwriter – whose real name was David Jones – released his 29th album, Blackstar, this past Friday to coincide with his 69th birthday.
The ‘Starman’ hitmaker is credited with being instrumental in the rise of glam rock and also dabbled in a wide range of other genres, including punk, electronica, rock, jungle, techno, dance and soul during his 40-year career.
His breakthrough came in 1972 with the release of ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’ and the ‘Spiders From Mars’ and creation of his alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
Bowie was married to Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, professionally known as Iman, a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. The couple have a son together, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born in 2000.
His filmmaker son (from a previous relationship), Duncan Jones, Tweeted: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Author: Staff witier