Rock Icon ‘David Bowie’ Dies at 69

David Bowie, legendary singer and rock icon, has passed away after battling with cancer. He was 69.


In a statement on his official Facebook page, Bowie had been in a private battle with cancer for the past 18 months.

“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.”

His popular songs included 1983’s “Let’s Dance” — his only other No. 1 U.S. hit — “Space Oddity,” “Heroes,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl,” “Modern Love,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “All the Young Dudes,” “Panic in Detroit,” “Fashion,” “Life on Mars,” “Suffragette City” and a 1977 Christmas medley with Bing Crosby.

Bowie has just released his 25th album, Blackstar, Jan. 8, which was his birthday.