David Bowie Loses Battle With Cancer

Published on January 11, 2016

Rock icon and legend David Bowie has died.

The British artist was struggling with an 18-month long battle with cancer and ultimately lost the fight just two days after his 69th birthday.

The “Let’s Dance” star has already been recognized in countless tributes all over the world – his last album Blackstar was released just last Friday.

David Bowie

Fans and other celebrities alike are expressing their sadness for the loss of the great rocker, whose enigmatic style and unique, dynamic alter ego “Ziggy Stardust” are what set him apart from other musicians.

Sir Paul McCartney called Bowie a “great star” who “played a very strong part in British musical history.”

Other stars like Queen guitarist Brian May are also expressing their grief over the news. May called Bowie a “fearsome talent.” The two worked together on the hit “Under Pressure.”

Iggy Pop, one of Bowie’s friends and another collaborator wrote on Twitter:  “David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is.”

David Bowie is survived by his two children, 16-year-old Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones and 44-year-old Duncan Jones.

Duncan posted a sad message on Twitter, along with a photo of himself as a baby with his dad: Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.

Bowie reportedly died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. May he rest in peace.