David Bowie dies aged 69
David Bowie has died at the age of 69.
The singer, who only released his new album Blackstar on Friday (January 8th), died yesterday after an 18-month battle with cancer.
His family announced his passing in a brief statement, which reads as follows: "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.
January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle... https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
Bowie released 25 studio albums across a career that lasted for almost 50 years.