David Bowie Dead, Singer Dies Of Cancer At 69
David Bowie is dead. The singer died two days after turning 69, following a year-and-a-half battle with cancer.
According to Bowie’s official Facebook page, “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.”
News of Bowie’s death brought out an immediate outpouring of sadness and admiration for the singer. Moments after it was announced that he passed away, Bowie’s name began to trend on Twitter, and fans and celebrities alike expressed their profound sympathies and loss.
Through his 40-year career, the glam rocker had a number of hits, including “Under Pressure,” “Changes,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame,” “Space Oddity,” “Heroes,” “China Girl,” “Fashion,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “Life on Mars,” “Modern Love,” and “Suffragette City.” Bowie was known for his androgynous character Ziggy Stardust, the protagonist of his 1972 classic, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust.
In addition to his music, he starred on Broadway in The Elephant Man and a in number of films, including Just a Gigolo and The Last Temptation of Christ. He is survived by his wife Iman, and two children Alexandra and Duncan. Gossip Cop will update as more information emerges.