It is a sad day for the the world of music indeed. The legendary Rock and Roll artists David Bowie passed away at 69, today, January 11, 2015. The musician who battled cancer of 18 months finally lost to the disease.
The sad news was announced on his official website, where a statement 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.'
The singer's latest album 'Blackstar' was released on his 69th birthday. He was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, England on Jan. 8, 1947. His first super hit song 'Space Oddity' was released in the year 1969. He continued to make music for about 40 years.
His other well renowned works include, 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust' and the 'Spiders From Mars' ,'Changes','Heroes','Rebel Rebel', 'Jean Genie','Young Americans','Ashes To Ashes','Lets Dance','Modern Love' and 'Fame', just to name a few.
David Bowie, throughout his music career, has totally released about 140 Million records worldwide and holds the 39th position on Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Artists of All Time.' His achievements were discovered in 1996 and was induced into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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David was survived by wife Iman and two children. He was married to model Iman for 23 years. His two children are Alexandria Zahra Jones and Duncan Jones. Duncan Jones took to Instagram to announce the sad news of David's death, by posting the above image.