Rock legend David Bowie dies aged 69 after long battle with cancer


Legendary rock artist David Bowie has died at 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist confirmed to SkyNews. The news was also posted on the musician’s official website.

The artist “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.”  

© Leonhard FoegerThe artist’s career spanned more than 40 years, and was marked by numerous style transitions from rock to electronic music. All the while Bowie managed to maintain a solid, cross-generational fan base.

Stardom came in 1972, with The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The album strayed into unknown territory – a mix of British mod, synth-pop, and elements that fashioned rock music into something theatrical. That is when Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust was born. Some of his most notable tracks known the world over include 1973’s ‘Space Oddity’, 1983’s ‘Let’s Dance’ and 1977’s ‘Heroes.’

He went through many more gear during his career and collaborated with numerous heavyweights such as Queen, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner and others.

Bowie survived to witness Friday’s release of his latest album ‘Blackstar’, which critics lauded as another proof of the artist’s gift to stay relevant and come up with fresh ways to present his work to the world.

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  2. ‘Lazarus’ lyrics in full

    Look up here, I’m in heaven

    I’ve got scars that can’t be seen

    I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen

    Everybody knows me now

    Look up here, man, I’m in danger

    I’ve got nothing left to lose

    I’m so high it makes my brain whirl

    Dropped my cell phone down below

    Ain’t that just like me

    By the time I got to New York

    I was living like a king

    Then I used up all my money

    I was looking for your ass

    This way or no way

    You know, I’ll be free

    Just like that bluebird

    Now ain’t that just like me

    Oh I’ll be free

    Just like that bluebird

    Oh I’ll be free

    Ain’t that just like me

  3. I liked his music and he seemed personable enough, but if there ever were anybody I suspected was MK ULTRA’D, it would be him.

    RIP David

    1. Ziggy played the skin flute. You take it in the ass for 45 years, your going to do the Ziggy gets aids.

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