The past few months have been difficult for the music fraternity, as we have lost mavericks from the field – it began with Scott Weiland followed by Lemmy Kilmister. And now the reigning Disco King, David Bowie has breathed his last at the age of 69.
In an official statement released to the press by the late legend’s son, Duncan Jones through his Twitter handle @ManMadeMoon, it said: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Also, the late star’s Facebook page made the announcement: “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.”
David Bowie’s career has been vibrant for around six decades, during which he masterfully transitioned from David Bowie to Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane to the Thin White Duke. He was known as a true artist who shattered all sorts of boundaries and created poetry in motion. A legend in his lifetime, he has inspired artists through generations, including the likes of Iggy Pop, Madonna and Kanye West, among others.
Bowie’s latest release was Black Star, an album containing 7 tracks that his long-time producer and friend, Tony Visconti said is his “parting gift to the world”. It has, as usual in the singer’s case, received critically positive reviews. Listen to the complete album on YouTube HERE.
It is said that the icon secretly suffered from cancer that he finally succumbed to, surrounded by family, friends and other loved ones.
For a detailed storyline of the star’s life, check out this article by BBC by CLICKING HERE.