David Bowie – A Tribute To A Music Legend

After an 18-month long battle with cancer, singer David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. We look back at his life in photos...

After an 18-month long battle with cancer, singer David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. The sad news comes just days after his birthday and the release of his 25th studio album Blackstar.

His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news on social media on the morning of January 10th with the following statement: “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 was born David Jones in Brixton, south London, on January 8th 1947. He changed his name in 1966 after The Monkees’ Davy Jones reached stardom in 1966.

Over a career spanning six decades, Bowie was renowned for his reinventions and flamboyant style. He achieved his first UK number on with Space Oddity in 1969, and later went on to make hits such as Let’s Dance, Starman and Life On Mars. He reached critical acclaim and mainstream success with his alter ego Ziggy Stardust following the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust in 1972.

We are greatly saddened by the loss of such a talent who inspired people across the world with his musical prowess and ever-changing style. Click through our tribute gallery of David Bowie’s life in pictures…

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