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David Bowie succumbs to cancer 3 days after album release

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:13 IST

David Bowie, legendary artist known for varied talents that include singing, songwriting, painting and acting, died at 69 years of age on Sunday, 10 January. Bowie's demise occured three days after he released his 26th and final album, * (Blackstar), made eternal now by his will to keep going.

Bowie produced the album and even filmed two music videos for it despite being in his last stage of cancer.

His official website reads, "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."

Meanwhile, celebrities are sharing their condolences and memories of Bowie via Twitter.

We leave you with one of his last songs. A rather pertinent one.

First published: 11 January 2016, 1:03 IST
 
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